Dr. Phil: Why Did She Do It? Convicted Mom Kelli Stapleton Tells Story

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Dr. Phil September 15, 2014 Recap

Dr. Phil had a great episode September 15, 2014, talking with Kelli Stapleton, the mother who attempted to kill herself and her autistic daughter by carbon monoxide poisoning. Why did she do it? What happened that day? What led up to that day and what happened in the aftermath? Dr. Phil has answers to these questions and so much more in this episode. This topic was so large, in fact, that this is just the first part of a two-parter.

On September 15, 2014, Dr. Phil talked to Kelli Stapleton, who attempted to kill herself and her autistic daughter and is facing life in prison. (Evlakhov Valeriy / Shutterstock.com)

On September 15, 2014, Dr. Phil talked to Kelli Stapleton, who attempted to kill herself and her autistic daughter and is facing life in prison. (Evlakhov Valeriy / Shutterstock.com)

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Mother Who Tried To Kill Her Autistic Daughter Talks To Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil sat down with Kelli Stapleton, the mother who attempted to murder herself and her autistic daughter. Kelli told the story of why she did it. She explained how violent and out of control her daughter was and how she felt like she had no options left. 

Mother Who Tried To Kill Her Autistic Daughter Talks To Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil: Why Did This Mother Attempt To Kill Her Autistic Daughter?

Kelli told Dr. Phil more about what happened the day she tried to kill her daughter and herself. What made her do it? Why did she choose carbon monoxide poisoning?  

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Dr. Phil: Why Did This Mother Attempt To Kill Her Autistic Daughter?

Mother Convicted Of Trying To Kill Daughter Gives Parenting Advice

Kelli Stapleton described to Dr. Phil the aftermath of her attempt on her daughter’s life and how she felt afterward. What did her husband and other children say? What kind of letters is Kelli Stapleton receiving? 

Mother Convicted Of Trying To Kill Daughter Gives Parenting Advice

Does This Mother Regret Not Succeeding At Killing Her Autistic Child?

Does Kelli Stapleton think her attempt on her daughter’s life was a normal reaction? Does she regret what she did? And how does she feel about her husband asking for a divorce? 

Does This Mother Regret Not Succeeding At Killing Her Autistic Child?

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