Today in “aint isht parents” news….
The mother of an Autistic child has been charged with attempted murder after she tried to kill both her daughter and herself by filling their family car with hot coals, locking the doors and rolling up the windows, resulting in her daughter being hospitalized in critical condition from severe carbon monoxide poisoning.
In February, Michigan mom Kelli Stapleton began blogging about the fear and challenge of raising a young teen daughter whose autism, diagnosed at age 2, fueled sometimes violent outbursts. Her very first post contained a photo of Kelli with a black eye, “in the EXACT same place as the previous black eye,” she wrote.
“I would also like to mention that we LOVE our disabled daughter very much,” Kelli, 45, posted in the online journal she titled “The Status Woe”. “But you should know that living with her is beyond horrific. There are screaming tantrums, property destruction, hitting, biting, pulling hair and kicking. It’s always loud and we’re always tensed up to take a blow.”
On Sept. 3, Kelli wrote that 14-year-old Isabella – “Issy” to her parents and two siblings – had “successfully completed treatment” and would enroll this month in a special-ed program at the building where her dad, Matt Stapleton, was a high school principal. Issy would have her own classroom aide.
Then the rug was pulled. After a shouted disagreement between the mom and the special education instructor over the student behavior plan, Kelli wrote that school officials had “uninvited” her daughter. The mom also was encouraged to try homeschooling, she said.
Later that day, Matt received a message from Kelli that police described as “despondent.” He sought help to find his missing wife and daughter. Police located the family’s van that night parked in a rural spot near their Elberta, Mich., home. The windows were rolled up, and coals burned inside had caused the vehicle to fill with carbon monoxide, the Associated Press reports. Kelli and Issy were inside, unconscious, according to AP.
Kelli survived, but Issy was placed on a respirator in critical care, according to a Facebook post by her dad. And while Issy struggles, Kelli was in court on Thursday, arrested and charge with attempted murder, which carries a maximum penalty of life without parole.
A defense attorney, Anthony Cicchelli, could not immediately be reached for comment. Attempts to reach Matt have been unsuccessful.
This poor child. They need to put this pathetic excuse for a mother UNDER the jail!