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Mother Charged With Throwing Autistic Son, 6, Off Bridge To His Death

Tue, November 4, 2014 12:44pm EDT by Lauren Cox 2 Comments
Autistic Boy Thrown Off Bridge
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How awful. A mother allegedly threw her little boy off of a bridge, and was later arrested when she called the police to tell them what she had done. Sadly, her son did not survive the fall.

London McCabe, 6, was an autistic boy with his entire life ahead of him when his mother, Jillian McCabe, 34, allegedly threw him off of the Yaquina Bridge in Oregon on Nov. 3. Although her reasoning for allegedly killing her son is still unknown, hours after throwing her son over the edge she finally called 911 to report herself.

Mother Throws Autistic Son, 6 Years Old, Off Bridge — Recently Raised Funds Online

This is truly disturbing.

After dark on Monday, Nov. 2, Jillian allegedly brought her son, London, up onto the Yaquina Bay bridge and threw him over the edge into the freezing cold water from approximately 100 feet up, reports NBC News.

After she called the police to report herself, it took them four hours to discover his body a mile away from the bridge. An autopsy will be conducted to determine his cause of death, however Newport’s Chief Mark Miranda stated that even if the autistic boy had survived the horrific fall, the water’s temperature would have killed him in 20 minutes.

Jillian has since been arrested and faces aggravated murder and first-degree manslaughter charges in the death of her son, London.

London was diagnosed with autism in 2011, and sadly his father, Matt McCabe, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in late 2013.

Our thoughts are with Matt and the remaining members of the McCabe family during this very difficult time.

Jillian Tried To Raise Funds For London & Matt Online

Oddly enough, it was less than a year ago that Jillian had started an online campaign in hopes of raising enough money to cover Matt’s medical bills after he received his MS diagnosis.

Once Matt discovered a mass on his brain stem and was diagnosed with the debilitating disease, he was no longer able to work and required round-the-clock treatment. On the fundraising page, Jillian wrote that Matt’s speech had even started to slur when he spoke.

“Matt is an amazingly selfless person; such a loving husband and father and never complained about working so hard to get us by,” Jillian wrote on the YouCaring fundraiser.

She originally requested to raise $50,000, but was only able to raise $6,821.

Jillian also revealed that Matt was the “sole breadwinner” for the family, and after he was no longer able to work for a living they were desperately trying to survive without an income.

— Lauren Cox

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