OKEECHOBEE, Fla. --A mother is speaking out about a videotaped attack on her son, who has autism.
Sixteen-year-old Aaron Hill, of Okeechobee, Florida, can be heard crying as someone pulls his hair and punches him.
Eighteen-year-old Andrew Wheeler is now behind bars, accused of the beating.
Wheeler's family says he has been receiving death threats.
Hill's mother, Lesley Hill, is encouraging her son's supporters to remain positive.
"Cruelty does not deserve cruelty," she said. "Ignorance does not deserve ignorance. And bullying does not deserve bullying."
The "Justice for Aaron" Facebook page has received more than 80,000 likes.