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Mom, caregiver charged with murder of autistic teen in court

A mother and caregiver charged with murdering an autistic boy faced a judge Wednesday.

Dorothy Spourdalakis and Jolanta Skrodzka are accused of slipping 14 year-old Alex Spourdalakis sleeping pills, then stabbing him.

Prosecutors say the women confessed to the murder.

The two believed he was suffering from deteriorating health.

The women reportedly also attempted suicide by taking pills.

They were found semi-conscious with the boy’s body in their apartment in River Grove.

They will return to court on July 3rd.

WGN News Writer C. Hayes published this report.

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4 comments

  • Marlene

    I honestly think these two women did what they thought was best for Alex; however, they were wrong. This is one of the saddest stories I have ever read. This young man was passed over by the system and did not deserve this fate. Our society is busy closing down state homes for those needing special help because the politicians claim we have no money. However, they do have money for building riverwalks, etc. Let's get our priorities straight: Taking care of our citizens is the most important thing we can do as a city, state, and nation. May God give Alex happiness now.

  • lisa

    This is a sad true story…this is autism is an epidemic that is affecting 1 in 85 American children…& yet as a society we DO NOT ADDRESS THESE ISSUES….we can help the world but turn a blind eye to what is happening to the generation that is supposed to inherit AMERICA….

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