The San Jose Mercury News reports today Sunnyvale police: Mother killed 22-year-old autistic son, then herself
A Sunnyvale woman who told neighbors she was “so tired” and could no longer handle caring for her 22-year-old autistic son shot him in his bedroom and then turned the gun on herself.
Elizabeth Hodgins’ husband came home at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday to find his wife and their son, George, dead, according to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety. Police declined to point to a motive. She left no note.
The story details how the mother wanted to get her son into a more community-oriented program. For the record, I am well aware of the program he was in before and it is excellent, with caring, dedicated staff.