Family of 13-year-old autistic boy disgusted after hate-filled letter is slipped under their door urging them to ‘euthanize’ boy for being a neighborhood ‘nuisance’
The angry missive was sent to the Canadian home of Max Begley’s grandmother, where he spends his summer mornings. The hate letter urged the family to ‘euthanize’ the teen because he’s a ‘nuisance to the neighborhood.’
The family of a 13-year-old autistic boy in Canada was sent a hate-filled anonymous letter, urging them to “move or euthanize” the teen because he is a “nuisance” to the neighborhood.
The one-page missive, purportedly from a neighbor, was slipped under the front door of Brenda Millson’s Ontario home, where her grandson, Max Begley, spends his summer mornings, City News Toronto reported.
The typed letter — which was signed, “One p—ed off mother” — complained that Begley shouldn’t be allowed to live in the neighborhood.
“Personally, they should take whatever non retarded body parts he possesses and donate it to science,” the poison-penned letter sent Friday reads. “What right do you have to do this to hard working people!!!!!!! I HATE people like you who believe, just because you have a special needs kid, you are entitled to special treatment!!!
“Go live in a trailer in the woods or something with your wild animal kid…(do) the right thing and move or euthanize him.”
The hate letter, which is being investigated by the Durham Regional Police, outraged the teen’s family.
The boy’s father, James Begley, said he drops his son off at Millson’s house every morning because Max’s mother has multiple sclerosis.
“Max’s grandmother helps us out a lot,” he told CNN, adding that he found the letter “disgusting.”
“I cannot believe that someone would think that in this day and age.”
“Who says that about a child?” the boy’s tearful mother, Karla Begley, told City News Toronto.
The parents — who live about 15 minutes away from the grandmother’s home in Oshawa, which is about 40 miles outside Toronto — said they hope investigators find the person who wrote the letter.
“If someone is sick enough to not only have those thoughts, but to write those thoughts out and then to mail them,” James Begley said. “(Then) they should be considered dangerous. We are all concerned.”