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Mother Tries To Saw Off Autistic Son’s Head

(SL) – A Maryland woman is charged with attempted murder because she allegedly tried to decapitate her autistic son. Kristina Petrie, 46, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree child abuse and second-degree child abuse.

According to reports the incident began when Petrie’s son came home from school and went into his room to play video games. The boy’s mother appeared a short while later, with a bone saw in hand, and asked why he was not doing his homework.

That’s when Petrie pinned the boy down and then allegedly “jammed” the cutting tool against her son’s neck and began “moving it back and forth multiple times. Police say the boy managed to get away from his mother

Reportedly, Petrie’s husband admitted her to MedStar Montgomery Medical after she confessed to trying to kill the boy becasue she felt overwhelmed and feared both her sons “would grow up to be a burden to society” and as a result they “needed to die”.