http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/07/22/texas.autistic.children.killed/index.html?iref=NS1 WHY??? Why would anyone do that??? They were so young and there is so much help available, especially now. She killed her children, age 2 and 5, because they were autistic!!! It is a very difficult condition to handle, esp when they are that little, but there is NO EXCUSE for what she has done!! There is a LOT of help available, both through social services and the schools, and through private resources and the internet. I can understand being overwhelmed and scared, but there are so many other ways to handle this. I pray it comes out that she is in some kind of deep trauma as she is talking to the 911 operator. She doesn't sound at all remorseful. Mostly she sounds upset because they wouldn't drink the bathroom cleaner so she had to strangle them. I KNOW the stresses and strains she lived with, as do many of y'all. But this is inexcusable in my book. At the very least she could have turned them over to social services if she couldn't handle raising them. So much love and potential just wasted.