A Florida mom who informed police that her 9-year-old son with autism was kidnapped from the car parking zone of a Dwelling Depot in Miami has now been charged in his homicide.
Patricia Ripley was taken into custody late Friday evening and charged with first-degree homicide, tried first-degree homicide and premeditated homicide within the loss of life of her son, Alejandro Ripley.
Alejandro, who was nonverbal, was discovered lifeless Friday morning, hours after authorities issued an Amber Alert and launched an intensive seek for him.
“We’re very unhappy to report that the kid was discovered deceased,” the Florida Division of Legislation Enforcement mentioned.
Police have obtained a video exhibiting that Ripley pushed Alejandro right into a canal round 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Miami-Dade State Legal professional Katherine Fernandez Rundle mentioned at a information convention on Saturday.
Residents heard screaming, discovered the kid and rescued him.
Rundle mentioned about an hour later, Ripley went to a unique canal and “this time, sadly, there was nobody there to avoid wasting him.”
“The tragic lack of the lifetime of a 9-year-old boy, and the lack of any younger life, leaves all of us grieving,” she mentioned. “This boy’s mindless loss of life will stick with all of us.”
Ripley had informed Miami-Dade police that she and her son had been adopted and ambushed Thursday evening in a Dwelling Depot car parking zone by two males in a car who demanded medication.
“The motive force of the unknown car tried to side-swipe her car,” police mentioned in an announcement. “The car then blocked her in whereas a male passenger ambushed her, demanding medication.”
Ripley mentioned she informed the lads she did not have any medication and that they then stole her cellphone and kidnapped Alejandro. Rundle mentioned surveillance video from the car parking zone reveals Ripley sat in her automobile for about 15 minutes earlier than reporting the alleged abduction.
A baby’s physique was discovered about 4 miles from the place the Alejandro was reported taken, the Miami-Dade police mentioned.