Man with autism in court after arsenal of firearms found in home

Blackpool, England – A man with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is currently in court facing charges after law enforcement officials found an arsenal of firearms and ammunition in his home. Neil Incorvaya, a 48 year old Marton resident, was known to be a hoarder who had over 50 vehicles, cellular phones and other collectibles when […]

Young man with autism, Reginald “Neli” Latson released from prison

RICHMOND, VA –  We recently reported on the case of Reginald “Neli” Latson, a 23-year-ol man who has autism, who had allegedly assaulted a correctional officer. Our report can be read here. Appeals made to Virginia Governor to intervene in case of man with autism. Advocates from mental health and civil liberties groups asked the […]

UPDATE: Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe grants Reginald “Neli” Latson conditional pardon

Disability organizations have been working very hard the past few months to bring attention to the incarceration of Reginald “Neli” Latson and their work has paid off. This week, Governor Terry McAuliffe granted Neli a conditional pardon. He will now be transferred to a secure treatment center located in Florida where he can receive the […]

Psychologist tells court that man accused of murder has Asperger’s syndrome

Glasgow – Luke Quinn,  45  is accused of murdering Simon Richardson, 45 in a city centre street on November 10 2013. He was allegedly punched after having been knocked to the ground and then stamped on. He later died due to internal bleeding. A jury at the High Court in Glasgow were given evidence from Prof Thomas […]

The Judge – Sad Ending

A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. I liked this movie but it was sad. I […]

Defense Lawyer not Allowed to Quit Kelli Stapleton Trial

BEULAH, Mich.  – Attorney Heidi Hodek, a defense lawyer has been ordered to stay on the case for the trial of Kelli Stapleton, the trial  is due to start in a few days time. Stapleton is accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter. Heidi Hodek has told that there has been a “total breakdown” […]

Student with Aspergers faces six months in Jail

Northumbria, UK– 22 year-old computer science student with Aspergers Syndrome, Christopher Wilson, is facing six months in prison for refusing to hand over encryption keys to police for an investigation. This is not his first time dealing with the law. In October of 2012 Wilson was suspected of e-mailing threats, to shoot the school’s staff,to […]

14 Year Old Boy Accused of Murdering Father and Younger Autistic Brother

Idaho – Eldon Gale Samuel III, 14 is accused of murdering his father and brother. The Raw Story reports that he told a judge that the stress of his brother’s autism provoked him into a shooting and stabbing spree. Eldon Gale Samuel III is accused of killing his father, Eldon Samuel Jr 46 and his […]

Maryland teenagers videotaped assaults on autistic boy

MECHANICSVILLE, Md.- Police authorities in Maryland allege that two students at Chopticon high school, 17 year old (named in an article by abc as Lauren Bush) and a 15 year old, have filmed multiple assaults on a 16 year old autistic fellow student. Assaults ranged from cutting the boy with a knife to coercing the […]

Expert to the Newton panel says autism and violence not tied.

Hartford, Connecticut, Matthew Lerner, professor of psychology at Stony Brook University – told a commission looking into the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre in Connecticut on Friday Jan 17 that there is no link between autism and increased violent criminal behaviour. Pat Eaton -Robb in the Star Tribune reports that Matthew Lerner said: “Having autism, […]