Patricia Ripley was charged with her autistic son’s murder this week. Now, surveillance video of her pushing the child into a canal has emerged. The attempt failed when a man came to help the boy, so Patricia drove to another canal where she succeeded in drowning her son. : TrueCrime

Reading the reports it appears she did it to “end his suffering” she says “he’s in a better place now” or something along those lines the video shows her stroking his head probably to comfort him in a way?

She probably truly believed he was in a lot of pain and confusion, and being non verbal and autistic he probably was in some ways. She believed he would have a better life in heaven I guess. Still doesn’t justify her actions, but it’s a little more logical than her just being a sadistic child killer.