He was living out of his car and was in the US illegally, having outstayed his visa.
Why are they ruining the little girl’s life with a photo? She’ll forever be associated with her subhuman brother.
Michael moved out four years ago, but his toy racing cars are still on the mantelpiece.
When did he get into reddit, atheistkult and University social justice politics?
When he was five, Michael’s father left home.
Now we all know who to blame. That’s the biggest fault here. The thing you can’t change.
They don’t leave home. They abandon their helpless children.
“He’d always say, ‘Well, I don’t mean to be rude – I’m just saying it as it is.’ He had a lack of empathy.”
That isn’t a marker of intelligence or autism, House is fictional, but it is antisocial personality. I bet he has a ‘trauma’ that made him narcissistic, usually involving bullies?
Michael was diagnosed with hypersensitivity
making excuses for a sociopath
this ends well
yes tiptoe around the little bastard who can’t understand grief and let him shoot guns
“I thought he was being a little bugger. But he just looked at me and said, ‘Well, quite honestly, Mum, I don’t know whether I can agree to these things. So I can’t put my name to it.”
When was he on antipsychotics, that’s the only thing missing.
That isn’t humility or a Rain Man thing, that’s a conduct disorder.
As a child, you are treated as a child. You suck it up and get it done because literally nobody likes school you special snowflake brat.
“He left school with no qualifications, and he has such potential.”
Sociopaths don’t have lasting accomplishments.
Michael was bullied but didn’t like to talk about it.
I bet he started at least some of that shit.
She’d bring him home; if he was going to play truant, she’d rather he was somewhere safe and warm.
Fucking liberal Boomers. Enabling shitty behaviour and wondering why it gets worse.
At the age of 13, he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. The specialist said it was the most severe case she had seen in 30 years: his behaviour was so ingrained it would be almost impossible to change.
No. That isn’t in the DSM-V anymore because it’s bullshit.
It’s convenient for all the adults, isn’t it? He can’t help it, I’m not a crappy parent.
And if that’s the case, you cannot leave him alone, let alone for months in AMERICA, a foreign country.
‘Why would I want to learn what everybody else is learning? Because everybody is going to know it. I want to learn what interests me.’ We fought tooth and nail about it. He was offered every opportunity: home school, online tuition, private tuition, a special school.”
That isn’t intelligence, that’s a lazy little shit. An autistic kid would love home schooling.
The arrogance of this kid, why couldn’t they shoot him?
“I said you’re not going to have any qualifications, and he just said well, qualifications aren’t everything. I’d explain that if you want a job, they are crucial. But he couldn’t see that.”
An A in Maths at 12 and you think he fails to grasp basic logic?
He wanted you to support him like a leech. Psychopath!
“One evening he said, ‘Sorry, Nan, I can’t eat that. Don’t cook for me any more.’ He was bloody-minded.”
Let me guess, he wanted takeaways. That isn’t OCD, that’s manipulation. Should tell him to cook for himself.
And how else was he ‘bloody-minded’? Why didn’t you warn anyone?
He became so weak from not eating that he could barely get out of bed. Later that year Lynne reluctantly agreed to have him sectioned at the Maudsley psychiatric hospital in London. How much weight had he lost? “He refused to let the doctor weigh him,” Lynne says. But she told them he wouldn’t live much longer without treatment.
Nothing about the brain damage of starvation.
There’s a reason anorexics are considered batshit in personal relationships.
But life was not easy. Michael had become abusive. “He was never violent, but he would be very verbally aggressive. He’d shout and swear at me, and then he’d be so apologetic. He’d just unleash. I spent most of my time in my bedroom. It wasn’t sustainable.”
Push and pull of a psychopath.
It’s still abuse.
At 16, he found himself a one-bed flat to rent a few minutes away. “It was perfect. Clean, modern, a nice outlook over the hills.” How could he afford to live independently? “He was on disability living allowance, employment and support allowance and housing benefit. He didn’t do anything, go anywhere, so he had few other expenses.”
Do I need to say anything?
I mean, factually mature enough to live alone and seek out a flat. Not to get a GCSE, where you get points for writing your name.
“But after two or three hours, you could see his anxiety levels rise and he’d need to get back.”
Autistic people aren’t like that, they crave contact.
In the early days, he let Lynne and Christine come to the flat. It didn’t last; he continued his daily visits home, but barred them from visiting and withdrew into himself.
At which point he should’ve been dragged home.
Michael once paid £1,000 for a robot
But you didn’t insist he go back to school and sit the IT GCSE exam?
When he was 17, Michael decided he would learn to drive. His mother was delighted and offered to book him lessons. No need, he said: he had signed up for an intensive two-week course.
Violent but let’s give him a license to something he can use to kill people. But still – no GCSEs.
Thirty seconds later, he had over-accelerated into another car and written his off.
Psychopaths are notorious thrill-seekers.
Michael told his mother he had news – and she wasn’t going to like it. He was going to New York. “I just collapsed on to the sofa. I said, ‘This is insane – what the hell are you on about?’” Lynne asked her GP and local mental health services how she could stop him.
At that point you cut him off from the family. As an adult, you don’t have to enable them. No longer your responsibility, get his father to stop him.
He was forcibly given a drugs test, because the police thought he was high. In fact, he was having a meltdown, and was sectioned overnight. But the hospital discharged him the next day, and he continued his two-week trip in a rental car.
This whole article is a car crash.
Psychopaths hate authority and get very energetic when confronted with police.
By the time Michael returned home, he was a wreck. “He just broke down and came out with this…” Lynne shudders to a stop. “I can’t say ‘tale’ or ‘story’; I’ll say ‘version of events’.”
Chronic liar, check.
“He was terribly, terribly distressed,” Christine says. “He said that, unbeknownst to us, between the ages of 16 and 18, he’d had a girlfriend, and got her pregnant. He said they’d had a scan and it was a boy. And the day after Michael’s 18th birthday, this girl was killed in a car crash. He said that after this he’d attempted to commit suicide twice.”
Michael told them he had a new girlfriend, who had recently moved back to America; but when he got there, a friend had texted to say she was in prison on a drugs charge.
Why did she want to be with him? Probably the psychopathy and abuse.
Psychopaths are whorish. An Aspie couldn’t have casual sexual relations like that nor keep a whole life secret (that’s why barred from the flat, he planned the whole thing to have sex). Cut him off.
Not mature enough to do exams, mature enough to have sex. Sounds legit.
Drama queen vaguely threatening to self-harm if you don’t bail him out, check.
but says Michael had no history of lying to her, and no history of psychosis.
She pauses, and says there was one incident when he was eight and convinced aliens were coming to get him. “He was shaking and cowering, and we took him to hospital. It was like he was possessed.” But nothing since.
Welcome to my life, where 99% of people are retarded.
But he couldn’t save quickly enough; he asked his grandmother to mortgage her house.
So. Many. Signs.
Entitlement? No? No bells? He wants to make his grandmother homeless to fund a crackwhore.
He said, ‘I’m going to have to either commit suicide or turn to illegal measures.’
Sweet innocent autistic child.
Quite by chance my mum came into an inheritance. Her sister had left a reasonable sum of money, which Mum was going to split four ways: her, me, Michael and Jessica.” Christine and Lynne agreed to forfeit their shares and pay for a year’s rent for Michael in New York. It was a last resort.
Pathological altruism includes enabling complete scum.
They should’ve left the whole thing to the little girl who wasn’t an utter failure refusing to get a job. Those people deserve nothing.
But Michael never came.
Should’ve taken him to court for fraud, would do him the world of good.
He told his mother there was a warrant out for his arrest in the UK (he had left a few utilities bills unpaid). Lynne contacted the police, who assured her there was not, but Michael said he believed his source rather than her.
Y U NO CUT HIM OFF
Lynne asked him to show her around the flat, but he refused.
there’s one group that hates drugs more than autistics, and that’s OCDs
But he told them he’d got a refund on the outstanding time, and preferred the new flat.
On 17 April, he told them he’d been kicked out of the new flat, and needed money for a hostel. His father had been sending him £60 a month, and Lynne and Christine sent what they could.
Liberals are actually this retarded with people in their personal lives.
They begged him to come home. “He said, ‘I can’t – I’ve been very ill and run up lots of medical bills.’”
In that case, he’d want to come home because he’s ill. No empathy in his excuses.
My son, headline news for something so awful, and something just so not him.
Going purely by this article, it seems totally him.
Same reasoning of the mothers of serial killers.
Subsequent reports suggested Michael had a thing for guns. Lynne says this is misleading
Yes, at one point he had camouflaged his bedroom and hung replica guns on the wall, with help from his father
“Michael said, ‘Someone had to stand up for America,’ and was going on about how dangerous Trump’s policies were
but he’s literally a foreign terrorist tho
they should give him lethal injection, I don’t care that he’s white, he’s got more in common with IS
He didn’t seem to know what the consequences were, what he had been charged with. He thought it would blow over and he’d be home soon.
Psychopaths think they can talk their way out of anything.
“I think this was his way of getting help. He was always a bit of baby on the physical side of things, so I wouldn’t think he’d choose to be shot. I also think he would have sent me a goodbye letter.”
At this point, I am speechless.
They are not stupid, it’s too grandiose a term. They are potatoes.
Did they ever suspect he might do something like this? No, she says. Apart from the verbal outbursts, he has never been violent. “
His other friend Jack went on Facebook and said, ‘I want to tell the world Michael isn’t like that.’”
He literally IS the profile of a serial killer. This is insane.
All she hears is a crackling and beeping like a fax machine. She knows it is Michael. The detention centre has told her there is a technical issue with international calls.
They’re recording it.
She has been told he is on three medications: for anxiety; to help him sleep; and for hallucinations. “He’s hearing voices. He said in that call, ‘I just want to come home and get psychiatric help.’ Obviously I can’t condone what he attempted to do, but he was not in control of his mind. Yes, a sentence by all means, but a sentence over here where his family can visit him and where he can get the help he needs.” Lynne has been warned that US courts are not sympathetic to mental health problems; it is unlikely to affect his sentencing.
That doesn’t just happen. It starts in the teens. Probably triggered by drug use (my money’s on cannabis) and he likes druggie ‘girlfriends’…
He was totally in control of his mind, if you have that random thought to jump off a cliff, you aren’t obliged to do it. That’s why the US courts ignore it, you’ve been going on like he’s so mature and smart – well, that means he has control, duh.
Mental illness made me do it is the new Devil made me do it.
Fighting for her son is the only thing keeping her going; she has launched a CrowdJustice page to help with legal fees.
Did I say I was done before now?
No, I have ascended past done and into I hope someone stabs this fucker in prison so he doesn’t ruin the life of his baby sister. He is literally not the victim. But they’re not just choosing to defend him, they’re choosing to take time and resources and good memories away from that little girl.
Do you really think he didn’t verbally abuse the sister? Was he ever left alone with her, that’s what I wanna know. She must have traumatic memories of him and the mother didn’t want to get her a passport to visit him.
In a way, she says, she hopes it does go to trial – so a jury can see how helpless he is.
“He was extremely distressed, and begged me to get him home,”
You should have laughed and reminded him of what he said about being a mature adult re school. “If you try to kill someone, you deserve to stay there and rot” any decent human being would say. Do you honestly think he’s safe around anyone now? He won’t actually kill himself, the past 2 supposed attempts have no evidence and even with one there will be medical evidence. Psychopaths are a super-low suicide risk although they can die by instigating fights from being cocky enough to think they’re immortal (delusion).
Begging Mummy to bail him out, what a snivelling r-type.
I don’t even like Trump but damn the guy would deserve better than to be taken down by this worm. Maybe he can finally get his GCSEs in prison.