Wisconsin mom Amelia Di Stasio is facing first-degree intentional homicide charges in the September 28 death of her 4-year-old son. According to authorities, the 23-year-old mother restrained her autistic child with belts, secured a plastic bag over his head, and lit him on fire with the aid of an unknown accelerant.
The horrifying crime was brought to the attention of the Milwaukee Fire Department at approximately 7:30 a.m. on September 28. A concerned neighbor notified the department that they had seen and smelled smoke coming from Di Stasio's apartment. When they arrived, Fox News reports that first responders had to force their way into the Wisconsin apartment. Once inside, they reportedly found smoke coming from the stove and pile of clothing in the bathtub.
In addition, firefighters discovered the bound and charred body of a small child, later determined to be 4-year-old Antonio Di Stasio. In the criminal complaint that has since been filed against his mother Amelia Di Stasio, authorities described a horrifying scene. The young boy's lifeless body was found bound with "seven belts," covered in severe burns, and with a plastic garbage bag over his head.
"The majority of his body was burned."