Mother walks free from court after strangling autistic son with belt

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Perhaps someone can explain this case and this decision to me: Mother walks free from court after strangling autistic son with belt.

Yvonne Freaney, 50, admitted she killed her son Glen, 11, with a coat belt in an airport hotel room.

Freaney told police she killed Glen so “no one could point fingers at him” when he was in heaven.

Mother-of-four Freaney also tried to kill herself but botched her attempts to slash her wrists – and was found alive by ambulance crews.

She was cleared of murder but admitted manslaughter by diminished responsibility. Judge Mr Justice Wyn Williams allowed her to walk free with a supervision order.

John Charles Rees, defending, said: “She was undoubtably a loving mother to all her children and killed Glen out of love not malice.

The mother is described as having a personality disorder and having suffered much abuse. There has to be…

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