Hello, my name is Eric Warwick. I am the president of the Sammamish High School Disabled Abled Coalition. I am also an Autistic person and deeply troubled by your reporting on the murder of London McCabe by his mother on November 4th. It is not simply the subject matter that disturbs me; I am concerned about how the victim of this crime and the perpetrator were portrayed.
"Police have not commented on the cause of the boy’s death or a possible motive. However, NBC News has reported that McCabe and her family were going through tough financial and emotional times. Her son was considered severely autistic, and her husband was recently diagnosed with MS and had a debilitating mass in his brain.
The family had recently made YouTube videos appealing for monetary help with the family’s hardships, NBC News reported.
Relatives of McCabe said all the tough times had caused the once-stable mother to suffer a mental collapse. She had recently undergone inpatient psychiatric services, family members told NBC news."