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Mum burned son, 4, to death in bathtub ‘because she thought he was a cannibal’

A mum murdered her four-year-old son by setting him on fire in a bathtub, police in the US have said.

Neighbours raised the alarm after seeing smoke coming from an apartment in Milwaukee.

Tragically, they found the badly-burned body of little Antonio DiStasio in a bundle of smouldering clothes, at the centre of a horrific crime scene.

The boy’s hands were tied behind his back with seven belts, and a plastic bin bag was over his head.

An open bottle of cooking oil was in the bathroom, police said.

A pet guinea pig was also found drowned in a cage next to the bathtub, CBS58 reports.

DiStasio fled the scene but was later found by cops wandering the streets
(Image: Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office)

Police found the badly-burned body of Antonio in the bathtub
(Image: WGN9)

Antonio’s mother Amelia DiStasio,

Read more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/mum-burned-son-4-death-11295497

Son admits killing his mom and two brothers with a crossbow because he feared they’d expose his lies about having a …

A Toronto man admitted to killing his mother and two of his brothers with a crossbow out of fear of losing his fiancée three weeks before their wedding.

Brett Ryan, 36, appeared in court on Friday and pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of his oldest brother, Christopher, and two counts of second-degree murder of his mother, Susan, and his younger brother Alexander.  

He also pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of his older brother Leigh, according to the Toronto Star

The family members were discovered at the home on August 25, 2016 suffering from serious wounds with a crossbow lying nearby. All three died at the scene.

Ryan planned his 66-year-old mother’s death because he feared she would expose the lies he had told to his fiancée, but according to the statement of facts in court, he only intended to persuade her not to mention his

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4745064/Man-admits-killing-mom-two-brothers-crossbow.html