Autistic Teen Murdered
Mother and caregiver murdered Alex Spourdalakis
June 13, 2013
Alex Spourdalakis' story first made headlines when pictures of him bound to a hospital bed went viral on the Internet. This autistic young man's fate took a turn for the worse when he was tragically murdered earlier this week. Convinced that Alex's severe autism was growing worse, his mother and caregiver allegedly planned for at least a week to kill the River Grove teenager and themselves. But the alleged murder plot initially went awry last weekend when the stocky 14-year-old didn’t succumb to an overdose of his prescription medications.