This was straight out of “the typewriter had a misshapen letter” but real. And horrible.
The email came from the boy’s email account. The police got him to confess and he spent the night in jail.
But the mother proved that he couldn’t have written it because he is autistic and NEVER USES SPACES in his emails. Further investigation shows the email was written on one of five computers NONE OF WHICH the boy had any access to.
So the police have redacted his confession.