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Woman sexually assaults her son before killing him and dumping his body in river

By Mason White 5:35 PM December 10, 2014
Veronica Panarello and Andrea Loris Stival 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing her son and throwing his body into a river, police in Italy said.

Sicily Police said that they arrested 25-year-old Veronica Panarello of Santa Croce Camerina, after she was accused of sexually assaulting her son.

She is also accused of murdering her son, 8-year-old Andrea Loris Stival, and dumping his body in a canal. His body was found by passersby and a murder investigation was launched.

The Medical Examiner revealed that the boy was strangled with a cable tie. Panarello denied the allegation. Panarello claims that she took her son to school in the morning of his disappearance.

However, video surveillance shows that the boy returned home from school and his mother later driving to Vecchio Mulino, where his body was found.