Family Shocked at Letter Calling to ‘Euthanize’ Autistic Teen

TORONTO – An Ontario family is in shock after receiving an anonymous letter — purportedly from a neighbor — imploring them to euthanize their autistic son or move out of the neighborhood because of the “nuisance” the teen poses to the community.

Max Begley

Max Begley (credit: CNN/CITY TV)

“That noise he makes when he is outside is DREADFUL! Its (sic) scares the hell out of my normal children!!!!!” said the letter aimed at 13-year-old Max Begley. “They should take whatever non retarded body parts he possesses and donate it to science.”

The letter, signed “One pissed off mother,” told the family to “go live in a trailer in the woods with your wild animal kid” and to “(do) the right thing and move or euthanize him!” “Either way we are all better off.”

“Disgusting” is the word Max’s father, James Begley, said comes to mind when he thinks about the letter. “I cannot believe that someone would think that in this day and age.”

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3 comments

  • esco

    What a lowly, pathetic specimen this person must be to write this garbage. I hope their identity soon surfaces so the media storm will b l o w their way and give them a taste.
    I'm confident the mother of this child is gett!ng a tidal wave of support by now, she definitely
    has mine.