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December 9, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Prosecutors: Before tossing son off bridge, Oregon mom researched insanity defense

The Associated Press NEWPORT, Ore. — Prosecutors have told a judge that a woman accused of throwing her 6-year-old autistic son off a bridge on the Oregon coast had earlier done Internet research on the terms “guilty but insane” and “not guilty by reason of insanity.” KATU-TV reports that the judge at Tuesday’s hearing in Newport said…

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Comments | Topics: Jillian McCabe, Ore., Salem

November 10, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Mother arraigned in Oregon bridge death

The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The woman accused of throwing her 6-year-old autistic son off a bridge on the Oregon Coast has yet to enter a plea, and defense attorneys have indicated they want the court to determine if she is fit to stand trial. Jillian Meredeth McCabe was arraigned Monday in Newport on an indictment…

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November 3, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Police arrest woman for allegedly throwing son off Oregon bridge

The Associated Press UPDATE: Tuesday, 11:20 a.m. | A woman who appealed for money online to help care for her autistic son and disabled husband has been accused of throwing her 6-year-old boy to his death off an historic bridge on the Oregon coast. Andrew McCabe confirmed Tuesday that his sister-in-law, Jillian Meredith McCabe, had written an…

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