Benjamin Barnhard

Benjamin BarnhardName: Benjamin Barnhard
Died: August 1, 2011
Age at death: 13
Cause of death: Murder (Shooting)
Location: Kensington, Maryland, USA

Details:
Benjamin was shot to death by his mother, who killed herself one day later.

Benjamin had just graduated from Wellspring Academy, a boarding school for obese teenagers. When the school system would not send Benjamin away to a special ed treatment program, his mother killed him.

Benjamin was bullied at school, but his father describes him as "one of the kindest and sweetest kids a parent could ever wish to have."

References:
Autism Tragedy as Psychiatrist Mother Allegedly Murders Son, Commits Suicide in MD
'She was going to kill me too,' says ex-husband of psychiatrist who shot her autistic 'Too Fat For 15' son before turning the gun on herself
Mother, Son Deaths In Kensington, MD Ruled Murder-Suicide

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