Alejandro Ripley

Photo of a boy smiling for the camera. He has short-cropped brown hair and is wearing a yellow shirt.Name: Alejandro Ripley.
Died: May 22, 2020.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Miami, Florida, USA.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Alejandro’s mother tried to kill him by pushing him into a canal; but some passers-by saw the boy fall in and rescued him. Later that day, she pushed him into a different canal; this time, no one saw, and Alejandro drowned. She tried to pass it off as a kidnapping, but when the police learned about the earlier murder attempt, she confessed to the lie.

Perpetrator: Patricia Ripley (Mother), charged with murder.

Source:
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