Writer gets 'inside' Kelli Stapleton's head in national cover story

Oct 21, 2014

Credit New York (magazine)

Kelli Stapleton is on the cover of this week’s edition of New York (magazine).

The Elberta woman was sentenced earlier this month to at least 10 years in prison for trying to murder her autistic teenage daughter in September 2013.

Hanna Rosin, a journalist based in Washington, D.C., wrote the cover story after months of reporting and interviewing Stapleton and her family.

Rosin herself has a child with Asperger syndrome.

She told IPR's David Cassleman that she’s familiar with the issues facing families like the Stapletons.