Wednesday 18 September 2019

Mum 'killed son (4) by setting him alight in bathtub'

Amelia DiStasio
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A mother is accused of killing her four-year-old son who had autims by setting him on fire.

Amelia DiStasio, from Wisconsin, is accused on binding the little boy with belts and setting him alight inside a bathtub.

The New York post reports that a neighbor who overheard the horrific incident heard the boy begging his mother to stop, saying:

“Please mommy, stop! I won’t do it again."

Firefighters found the young boy's body on September 28.

His pet guinea pig was found next to him, also drowned.

Prosecutors have alleged that before the killing the mother searched for information on "killing cannibals" online.

The accused family has said she has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and needs help.

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