Alejandro Ripley, age 9, was murdered by his mother, Patricia Ripley. Alejandro was being educated at home due to pandemic-related school closures.
Prior to the pandemic, Alejandro, who was autistic, attended The Friendship Circle of Miami. On May 21, Ripley was caught on video pushing Alejandro into a canal. After neighbors heard his screams and rescued him, she took him to another canal where he drowned. She told authorities that he had been kidnapped before his body was found the next day.
Ripley was charged with murder.
Date: May 21, 2020
Location: West Kendall, Florida
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