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Mom ‘overwhelmed’ by son’s autism tried to decapitate him with bow saw, police say
ASPEN HILL, Md. – A Maryland mother accused of trying to kill her son with a bow saw told hospital staff she was "overwhelmed" by the boy's autism and feared he would be a burden on society, according to WJLA. Kristina Petrie, 46, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and child abuse in the March 12 incident.