After Autistic Boy Gets Hate Mail, Community Rallies
Poison-pen letter urges family to euthanize 13-year-old
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2013 3:14 AM CDT
Updated Aug 20, 2013 4:20 AM CDT
This letter was slipped under the door of the boy's grandmother's home.   (Twitter)

(Newser) – A small town east of Toronto has rallied around the family of an autistic boy that was sent hate mail so vicious they feared for the 13-year-old's safety. The boy has been spending summer mornings with his grandmother, who received a horrifyingly cruel anonymous letter complaining about Maxwell Begley's "noise polluting whaling," calling him "a hindrance to everyone," and urging the grandmother to "do the right thing and move or euthanize him," the Toronto Star reports.

Police say they are investigating the letter, whose writer claims she is the mother of "normal children" in the community. When a TV crew arrived at the family's home Sunday night, more than 120 people, including some families with autistic children, gathered to show their support, reports the Globe and Mail. Begley's mother says she hopes the letter-writer is charged. "If they don’t like different people, they should move away and be a hermit, because life is full of unexpected stuff, and that’s what makes it interesting," she says.

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KoolerThanU
Aug 20, 2013 12:17 PM CDT
I bet it was a next door or across the street neighbor who delivered the letter...and I also bet they are laying pretty low or acting like "OMG, who would do such a thing??" I heard people are looking to find this person and actually harm them physically, lol. Letter's author must feel preeeetty stupid about it now.
plain_speaking
Aug 20, 2013 12:12 PM CDT
I'd rather live in a neighborhood with an autistic child than the self-righteous, self-centered, hate-filled letter writer.
19_56_19_55
Aug 20, 2013 10:41 AM CDT
You BRAVE BASTARD you move it sounds like your nothing but a COWARD you couldn't face the mother or grandmother you scum bag coward bastard why don't you give your name. HAY COWARD IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT WHY DON'T YOU MOVE TO RUSSIA OR CHINA YOU DOPE. You are not even human coward you are the lowest life form anywhere. I hope you don't have and can't have kids cause you would probably would shake a baby to death if it cried you coward. I'm here and I will stand in that babies place just to kick your ass and I hope there is someone that knows who you are and lets it out you pig I would love to know who you are but everyone knows that if your that scared of a grandma your scared of everything else pig. Move out of America you are not American your nothing pig. I damn sure hope God never blesses you with kids if you already have kids I hope they don't grow up to be a coward like you. Your probably some drunk that drank a bottle of you courage before you even had the balls to put that paper under her door coward pig bastard you aren't worth a crap. Why don't you let us know who you are cause your a coward if you have kids they probably hate you you piece of crap the best part of you ran down your mothers leg from the john she just finished you hateful bastard. YOUR THE ONE THAT'S NOT NORMAL. IF YOU HAVE THE BALLS HAVE SOMEONE READ THIS COMMENT TO YOU CAUSE I KNOW YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO READ. WILL THE PERSON WHO WROTE THAT LETTER FOR THIS COWARD PIG BASTARD PLEASE LET EVERYONE KNOW WHO IT IS SO IT CAN MOVE AWAY CAUSE THIS IS THE TYPE OF PERSON YOU HAVE TO BE AFFRAID OF CAUSE THEY WILL SNEAKE UP FROM BEHIND CAUSE THEY ARE COWARDS THAT DO CRAP LIKE THIS. I HAVE NO DOUBT THE COPS ALREADY KNOW WHO IT IS JUST CAN'T PROVE IT BUT SOMEONE WILL LET EVERYBODY KNOW WHO YOU ARE YOU COWARD PIG BASTARD. PLEASE REPLY TO ME I'LL COME WHEREVER YOU ARE. YOU PIG BASTARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!