Thursday, October 9, 2014

Justice in Stapleton case, according to Autism Advocates

Kelli Stapleton, a mom in Northern Michigan, attempted to kill her autistic daughter and herself in 2013, and was charged with first-degree child abuse.

Stapleton was sentenced earlier yesterday, and received the maximum penalty under Michigan's sentencing guidelines for the crime.

The Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) celebrates the success of the justice system in a press release today.

Article here (via mlive).

By imposing a similar sentence as would be expected for someone who committed the same crime against a non-disabled child, the court has sent the message that Issy’s life was as valued as any other.

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