Woman Who Confessed to Drowning Autistic Son Will Stand Trial
Remember Daniel Corby
In March, Patricia Corby confessed to drowning her four-year-old autistic son Daniel. Yesterday in San Diego, Judge Michael Smyth determined that there was enough evidence for her to stand trial for his murder.
According to prosecutor Walter Escobar, Daniel's autism was the reason his mother killed him:
Corby, who cared for her son at home, felt she had no time to do anything, Escobar testified.
"She felt like her whole existence was dedicated to her child,'' Escobar testified. "She felt like she had no life. She wanted Daniel to be normal.''
Escobar testified that Corby told him that after she killed her son, she tried to drown herself but couldn't.
Her husband Duane testified that they were $70,000 in debt because of treatment that they got for their son. Both he and Daniel's teacher said that the boy was making progress.
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