Patricia Ripley (left) and Susan Smith (proper).
Patricia Ripley is accused of first-degree homicide as police examine the loss of life of her son, an autistic, non-verbal 9-year-old named Alejandro who was discovered useless in a golf course canal, based on courtroom and jail information. In line with what police informed the Miami Herald, the 45-year-old Ripley mentioned Alejandro was “going to be in a greater place.”
Initially, Ripley informed police that her son had been kidnapped by two black males who ran her off the highway, demanded medicine, snatched her son and fled the scene in a lightweight blue sedan, the South Florida Solar-Sentinel reported. That night time, an Amber Alert was issued as Florida regulation enforcement — together with the Miami-Dade Police Division (MDPD), Particular Victims Bureau, Lacking Individuals Unit — started in search of two abductors: one wearing all black with a black bandana overlaying his face and one other with cornrows, the Solar-Sentinel reported.
The Miami Herald has famous that Ripley’s case is just like the 1995 case of Susan Leigh Smith, who was convicted of killing her two kids after concocting an abduction story involving a black man who carjacked her and took off together with her kids.