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Film Provides Glimpse Into Life Of Autistic Teen Killed By His Mother

Chicago mom Dorothy Spourdalakis was ordered to be held without bond early this week, on the charge that she and her 14-year-old son's caretaker, Jolanta Agata Skordzka, murdered her severely autistic son. Alex Spourdalakis was found dead in June in his bed in the River Grove, Ill., apartment he shared with his mother and Skrodzka. A documentary produced by the Autism Media Channel offers a rare and visual prelude to murder as it follows the the tireless struggles of Alex's alleged killers battling a system they felt was ill-equipped to help autistic children.

Editor's Note: See related story, CBS News Should Retract Report Excusing Mother’s Murder of Autistic Child


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Film Provides Glimpse Into Life Of Autistic Teen Killed By His Mother