Mom Charged With Killing 4-Year-Old Autistic Son By Setting Him On Fire In The Bathtub

A Wisconsin woman has been arrested for the horrific murder of her 4-year-old son. Amelia Di Stasio, 23, was charged Wednesday with first degree intentional homicide in the death of Antonio Di Stasio, according to Milwaukee’s FOX6. According to family members, Antonio was autistic while his mother was diagnosed as suffering from bipolar disorder.

According to the Milwaukee Journal sentinel, witnesses saw a “frazzled” woman jump from an apartment window the morning of the blaze, before fire trucks arrived. Inside the apartment, firefighters found Antonio’s lifeless body in a bathtub. His arms and hands had been tied behind his back by seven belts, while a plastic bag had been pulled over his face and tightly knotted behind his head. His autopsy revealed “significant charring” to his skin, and the criminal complaint noted that “The majority of his body was burned.” Next to the tub, they found a pet

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