Police found the bodies of Richett and his father on June 12 2015. Nicholas' father had shot him, and then killed himself.
Media made the typical points: that Nicholas was low-functioning, that it is extremely stressful to care for an autistic person, that parents worry about who will care for their autistic child, that the father loved him dearly, et cetera. The police department made similar remarks.
Due to the horrific nature of the subject matter, a trigger warning applies. Some news media humanize the father and dehumanize Nicholas, and these are marked.