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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

Court records: Fort Dodge woman’s killers burned her body, fled to Indiana

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Jessica Gomez, 26, of Fort Dodge, was found killed in a rural area east of Clare in Webster County. Her friend, Mackenzie Lee Knigge, 26, of Clare, a woman originally reported missing with Gomez, has been charged with first degree murder. Phillip Anthony Williams, 25, of Lafayette, Ind., also is charged with murder. Three other people were also arrested with Knigge and Williams in Indiana.
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Before investigators found the burned body of a missing Fort Dodge woman or arrested her suspected killers last month, they found a bloody crime scene indicative of homicide, according to newly released court records.

It appeared to investigators that

Read more at: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2017/09/12/court-records-fort-dodge-womans-killers-burned-her-body-fled-indiana/657178001/

Bloody crime scene, burned body leads to murder charge

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — An empty, bloody crime scene in Providence. A burned body in Lincoln. And later, an arrest in Central Falls.

David DeLeon, 19, was arraigned Monday in District Court in Providence on charges that he shot and killed a man on Nov. 20 in Providence’s Lower South Side. The police believe DeLeon then disposed of his victim in a Lincoln field and set the body on fire. 

The first indications of a crime came about when Providence police officers responded to a tip about gunshots on Gordon Avenue at 10 p.m. on Nov. 20. They found a bloody scene.

Maj. David Lapatin said officers believed a shooting had occurred hours earlier and, based on the amount of blood, feared it had been fatal.

Minutes later on that same night, emergency workers extinguishing a brush fire on Lincoln Meadows Road in Lincoln

Read more at: http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20161128/bloody-crime-scene-burned-body-leads-to-murder-charge