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(NEWPORT, Ore.) — An Oregon mother was arrested for the murder of her six-year-old autistic son after police said Jillian Meredith McCabe threw the boy off a bridge into Yaquina Bay Monday night.

Authorities in Newport, Oregon, said that McCabe, 34, then called 9-1-1 to report what happened.

At her first court appearance Tuesday, McCabe gave no pleas to charges of aggravated murder, murder, and manslaughter.

According to family members, McCabe was overwhelmed by a series of personal setbacks. In addition to caring for her severely autistic son, London, she was dealing with a husband diagnosed with MS and a mass found on his brain stem as well as the death of her father.

McCabe also went on social media sites such as Facebook, YouTune and Google Plus to describe her problems and plead for donations.

Yet, despite the help she received, McCabe also spoke of pulling a “Thelma and Louise,” a reference to a movie of the same name in which the two main characters end their lives.

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