Monday, September 22, 2008

Another murder of a child with autism

Grand Junction, Colorado - KRDO News Radio reports that a Grand Junction man has been charged with first degree murder and fatal child abuse of his 13-year-old son, who had Aspergers Syndrome. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Allen Lee Grabe, 51, shot and killed Jacob Allen Grabe on September 11, 2008. His father is reported to have shot him multiple times and is quoted as telling his wife, Jacquette Grabe, that "I had to kill him because you were ruining him.” Jacob Grabe was an eighth-grade at Grand Mesa Middle School. Allen Grabe is being held under a $1 million bond.