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Mother of 9-year-old charged with family members' first-degree murder speaks out

Oct 15, 2019 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

A 9-year-old boy was charged with murder after he allegedly set an Illinois mobile home ablaze in April leading to the deaths of five family members.

The child's mother, Katie Alwood, has spoken out to say her son is "not a monster,"

The 28-year-old mom agrees her son made a "terrible mistake," but that he's just "a child," and one she says has serious mental-health problems, including ADHD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Alwood claimed the boy has a "good heart" and didn...