A Miami woman who had claimed her son was abducted has been charged with killing him. A prosecutor says Patricia Ripley drowned 9-year-old Alejandro in a canal an hour after nearby residents rescued him from her first attempt at another canal.
MIAMI (AP) — A Miami woman faked her son’s abduction after trying to drown him twice, with witnesses rescuing the boy from a canal the first time, and the second attempt ending in the boy’s death,...
By CURT ANDERSON and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICONMay 23, 2020 GMTThis photo provided by Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Patricia Ripley. Officials say Ripley faked her son's abduction and instead led him to the canal where he drowned. Court records show 45-year-old Patricia Ripley is facing a first-degree murder charge. Her son was 9-year-old Alejandro Ripley and was autistic. The boy's body was found early Friday, May 22, 2020 at a golf course canal. (Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)
This photo provided by Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Patricia Ripley. Officials say Ripley faked her son's abduction and instead led him to the canal where he drowned. Court records show 45-year-old Patricia Ripley is facing a first-degree murder charge. Her son was 9-year-old Alejandro Ripley and was autistic. The boy's body was found early Friday, May 22, 2020 at a golf course canal. (Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)
MIAMI (AP) — A Miami woman faked her son’s abduction after trying to drown him twice, with witnesses rescuing the boy from a canal the first time, and the second attempt ending in the boy’s death, officials said Saturday.Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Patricia Ripley, 45, is facing attempted and premeditated murder charges and being held in jail with no bond. No attorney was listed in jail records.
The boy, Alejandro Ripley, 9, was autistic and nonverbal. He was found floating in a canal Friday.In an interview Saturday, Fernandez Rundle said Ripley apparently tried to drown her son an hour earlier at a different canal but nearby residents heard yelling and rescued him. Then, Fernandez Rundle said, Ripley drove her son to another canal.
“Unfortunately when she took him to the second canal, and there was no one there,” Fernandez Rundle said in an interview with The Associated Press. “She tried it once, and people rescued him. He was alive. He could have stayed alive. She intended, from all the facts of the case, to kill him.”
Fernandez Rundle said an autopsy was being done on the boy Saturday to determine if he had other injuries or perhaps had something toxic in his system. She said no decision has been made yet on whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty.Fernandez Rundle also noted that because the boy was nonverbal, he could not have told his initial rescuers what had happened with his mother.
“He can’t say anything to his rescuers. We talk about children being voiceless. This is another level of voicelessness. He was incapable of saying that ‘mommy put me in the water.’”Miami-Dade police department says the mother first claimed she was ambushed by two black men who demanded drugs and took her cellphone, tablet and son, before fleeing Thursday night, prompting an Amber Alert in the area south of Miami.
The boy’s body was pulled out of a golf course canal early Friday as police continued to interrogate the woman.An arrest affidavit says she provided “conflicting statements,” and finally was confronted with statements of witnesses and video footage showing the first attempt to push the boy into the canal.
The document says she recanted her story and admitted she drove to another site and led the boy into the canal stating “he’s going to be in a better place.” Read more: The Associated Press »
Mental issues? Attempted once. The child was rescued. Attempted 2nd time. Murder. But what I can't understand is HOW does she get possession of her son after the first attempt! Where were the cops? Were they called after the residents 'rescued' the kid? He's autistic. Even if they didn't want to believe she tried to kill him, she was negligent, at least ?!!
I called this as soon as I first read about the “abduction.” OMG! Abortion is legal in Miami right? What's the problem? Her story made zero sense from the start. How many black man would want to take a nine year old boy along and be responsible for him when they're not even paying child support on their own kids. smh
Oh. My. Goodness. She needs to get a beat down in prison every night. heinous crime this is. Some women should not be able to bear children I knew it when I first saw it in the news , I told my wife 'that's super fishy' The poor child. The horror he faced, not once, but twice by someone who was supposed to love him unconditionally.
Why weren't police alerted to first attempt? Might have saved Alejandro. Mother 100% POS....She blamed her crime on.. Wait for it...2 black men. This is NOT a good mother nor does she a rep worth saving. What the heck! What happened in between! Poor kid! Another Susan Smith 🤷🏾♂️ to Alejandro, may the angels comfort you. heartbroken
The child. Focus on the poor child! Not the lies of a crazy lady! 🤦🏻♂️ This is just crazy and grossly cruel. I mean, what goes through the minds of some people. The families and the state sometimes have to step in and take these kids before they are murdered. Difficult at times because social services are advocating for keeping families together and these tragedies happen!
I knew that story sounded off, but I suspected the mother hired killers. Turns out much more of the her story was bullshit than I thought. I think it's awesome that her racism and anger got her caught,because you can easily make up a million completely believable stories about a 9 year old autistic boy putting himself in incredible danger,but the bitch just had to bring black people into it,she couldnt help herself
😓💔 Monsters among us. How the hell was she even allowed to walk away with her kid after trying to kill him the first time? That is the question. Sadly, I assumed this even before the headline came out. The facts were sketchy and the circumstances pointed towards foul play She’s gotta suffer the same fate now. Those are the rules.
Poor boy, that’s a terrible hand to be dealt straight out the gate. THEU DIDN'T TAKE THE CHILD AWAY THE FIRST TIME!?!? CPS FAILED THIS CHILD Hopefully justice will be swift, appropriate, and absolute. Of course for some, I guess it could be considered a late term abortion for convenience. I am sure he was difficult. Where was the help she needed? Nobody wins.
If you pull a trigger on someone, the same trigger will be pulled on you. Anyone know the return policy on the Confederacy's surrender? There are a few states I'd like to re-secede from the US. This is vile and incomprehensible. If you cannot raise your child, put him up for adoption. There are millions of people who would love to be a parent to such kids. Rest in peace Alejandro💔
And Casey Anthony is roaming free!!!! And no one thought to intervene after her first attempt!?!? Wtf Give her the same treatment she gave her son She’s a thug as well as unintelligent. Black men commit most of the crime in America. But not this type of crime. Death penalty should be scheduled for 5pm today.
Give her the chair... monster... why does she need to be alive now... Demand Evil thieving china pay for All their thefts&virus, etc in full, before trade What a monster. How very sad for the little boy.. RIP Alejandro. ❤️ I knew it!!! What's the charge in Florida for this? Should she be put to death? He was a burden to her. She was incapable of loving a child. Drowning, is indisputably a horrifying experience. She claims he is in a better place. I believe that. But she sent him there, with terror in his innocent, young heart and mind.
“Fernandez Rundle also noted that because the boy was nonverbal, he could not have told his initial rescuers what had happened with his mother.” - Poor kid. No control or help. F*ing sad. Holy 💩😟😳☹️😟😢😥 Move over Floriduh Man, Floriduh Woman is here! Sick as fuck what's wrong with people? Monster. Kids need to be back in school. This shows you some parents are ill-equipped to provide them with safe environment .
Death penalty in Florida? Parents of severely disabled kids need A LOT more support. We leave people to manage these very difficult situations on their own for years and years, then we are surprised when things like this happen. Why wasn’t the Police call when she first tried to drown him? State of the art 2020 Fla Trump woman. Drowned her autistic son in a golf course canal after claiming he was abducted by 2 black men.
Susan Smith 2.0 Electric chair for this bitch!!! I figured that out from jump street that she had killed him. R. I. P. Alejandro Why not just give the child up for adoption? I don’t think she did.. First defense is to blame it on black males! It's unfortunate how many white criminals fall back on this and it's STILL accepted as credible, at least initially! I wonder how many black 'suspects' were endangered by this vile racist attempt at diversion!
I can't click LIKE on this. That poor child. 😢 I hope she fries. This is a terrible tragedy, because this woman should have NEVER been allowed near that child after the initial situation. Reads like a story right out of Brampton Ontario Canada, eh ? And yes folks again tried to blame it on black men. Thankfully law enforcement see right through the lies of these racist murderers.
My God! What are these people made of. Well flesh and blood just like the rest of us. Psychiatrists and Psychologists may know more however but you don’t get too many of them working in prisons. They ask for more than minimum wage it seems. Those that take it vantage of the most vulnerable especially those with disabilities are monsters. They deserve no sympathy and should be given the death penalty. deathpenalty justiceforAlejandro disabilities autism
My god... Don't overlook this key detail,'the mother first claimed she was ambushed by two black men who demanded drugs and took her cellphone, tablet and son, before fleeing' she recanted .... So she did attempt this before & still she had custody of the child. There is something so wrong here. Florida Woman
Ohh.. The black men did it scammer 🤔 Stop spreading horrible news ... What in the holy he🏒🏒 Wait. She tried a first time? How was the child back I her custody? killing a young human to create a crisis I wish that was a unique plot line But it isn’t The kid was rescued earlier in the day from being drowned and she was able to try again the same day? 🤦🏻♂️
Scum, just give someone the child...no reason to kill the kid! That was easy! Why was she allowed to get a chance at a second attempt? Florida woman . . . . of course she tried to blame the murder on two black men allwomenkilltheirkids ahh love me some feminist logic Doesn’t sound anything fake about it Trump voter
damn😞 Right out of the Lori Vallow playbook. Wonder why the authorities weren't notified after the first attempt. There are some seriously sick people on this planet My God!!!!!
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