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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
Tags: family involved, location: usa, murder, restraint, teenager
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