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Milwaukee Mother Arrested After Burning Her 4 Year Old Son To Death In A Bathtub

Amelia DiStasio

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According to ABC News, Prosecutors allege a Milwaukee woman killed her 4-year-old son by setting him on fire in a bathtub in their apartment.

Amelia DiStasio faces a charge of first-degree intentional homicide. She remains jailed with bail set at $400,000.

According to the complaint, authorities were called about smoke at DiStasio’s south side apartment Thursday morning and found her son Antonio’s burned and lifeless body in the bathtub. His hands had been bound behind his back with several belts, and a plastic garbage bag was over his head. An open bottle of cooking oil was in the bathroom.

The suspect’s older brother and sister are grieving the loss of their nephew while trying to fathom what their sister is accused of.

“I love my sister regardless, and I know she was sick. I want to tell her I’m angry. I’m very upset with her,” Eva Allen, the suspect’s sister, told WTMJ.

“I never think she could do some stuff like that,” said Anthony Bardwell, the suspect’s brother.

The night before the fire, the criminal complaint said a neighbor heard the child say, ‘Please mommy, stop! I won’t do it again!’ She also heard DiStasio yell, “Shut up!”

At the time of the fire, a witness told police she saw the suspect climb out the window and run away. Police later found her walking down the street. It’s unclear if she has an attorney.

The complaint also said investigators found searches on DiStasio’s phone for ways to kill cannibals.

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