Died: October 29, 2022.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Stab wounds, head injury.
Location: Marseille, France.
This 11-year-old boy’s mother told police she had lost sight of him and he had gotten lost; but the next day, his body was found on the banks of a river; he had been murdered. Police, who suspected his mother of killing him, arrested her and soon reported that she had admitted to killing her son because she “couldn’t deal with him anymore”.
His mother, age 39 (Arrested).
Mum ‘admits killing’ autistic son, 11, after dad found his body on riverbank
12-year-old autistic child found dead in Marseille: mother admits killing him
Enfant autiste de 11 ans tué à Marseille : la mère mise en examen pour “meurtre sur mineur”
Enfant autiste tué à Marseille: la mère mise en examen pour meurtre
Infanticide à Marseille : la mère du garçon de 11 ans mise en examen
Age at death: 7.
Age at death: 6.
Died: November 12, 2011.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Martiguez, France.
These two siblings were killed by their mother in a murder-suicide.
Their mother, deceased.
Autism Memorial: 6-year-old male, 7-year-old Female, Name Unknown
Name: Pierre Pasquiou.
Died: December 28, 1998.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Drowning.
Location: Saint-Brieuc, France.
Pierre was drowned by his mother; she pushed him off a pier into the Atlantic Ocean.
Annie Pasquiou (Mother). Given a three year suspended sentence; served no time.
Autism Memorial: Pierre Pasquiou
Solomon, A. (2014). Far from the tree: Parents, children and the search for identity. Scribner Classics.
Life with Aspergers: Murdering Disabled People
Name: Frédéric Ratier.
Died: November 2, 1987.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Neuroleptic overdose.
Disability: Cerebral palsy, epilepsy.
32 years after his death, Frédéric’s mother wrote a book in which she confessed to poisoning him with a bottle of neuroleptic medicine. The boy lingered in a coma for three days before dying on his third birthday.
In her book, Frédéric’s mother says she spent the first three years of Frédéric’s life trying to cure him; that lack of support was not a factor; and that she had “given death” to her son because she believed his life was not worth living.
Anne Ratier (Mother), no charges. Statute of limitations on murder in France is 30 years.
Ratier, A. (2019). J’ai offert la mort à mon fils. City.
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Anne Ratier a ‘offert la mort à son fils’ : son livre choc