Alex Spourdalakis

Alex SpourdalakisName: Alex Spourdalakis
Died: June 9, 2013
Age at death: 14
Cause of death: Murder (Stabbing)
Location: River Grove, Illinois, USA

Details:
Alex suffered abuse from the hospital where he stayed in restraints for 19 days, but it was his mother and caregiver who finally killed him. For a week, they planned the murder. When an overdose of painkillers did not kill the boy, they stabbed him to death instead. Both then attempted suicide, but survived.

References:
Prosecutors: Mother and caregiver planned for week to kill autistic teen
Autistic boy, 14, found stabbed to death in River Grove apartment
Day 19: Chicago Hospital Locks Down Autistic Patient
How Murder Victims With Disabilities Get Blamed For Their Own Deaths
New Report Discovers That the Media Normalizes the Murders of People with Disabilities

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