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Mother ties 4-year-old autistic son with 7 belts and sets him on fire in bathtub

By Mason White 7:03 AM October 6, 2017
Antonio and Amelia Di Stasio
Antonio and Amelia Di Stasio
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A father is horrified over the allegations that his former girlfriend burned their son alive.

The boy’s mother of Wisconsin, was charged with first-degree intentional homicide for setting her only child, who is autistic, on fire.

23-year-old Amelia Di Stasio faces life in prison if she is convicted of intentionally killing her 4-year-old son Antonio.

According to a criminal complaint, around 7:30 a.m., the Milwaukee Fire Department was called to a home on 17th and Grant, as smoke was seen coming from an apartment.

Firefighters forced entry into the house, and found the lifeless child with his hands tied behind the back with seven belts.

The complaint states that there was a trash bag over his head. Investigators discovered that the victim’s body had been burned with the use of an unknown accelerant.

A guinea pig was also found dead in its cage next to the bathtub. It has also been drowned, according to police. A bottle of canola oil was in the bathroom sink.

A witness saw the mother jump out of a window before seeing smoke coming from the apartment. She was later located and arrested. Her bail was set at $400,000.