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Mother accused of setting 4-year-old on fire in bathtub

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(Source: Milwaukee Police) Antonio and Amelia Di Stasio (Source: Milwaukee Police) Antonio and Amelia Di Stasio

(Meredith) -- A Wisconsin mom is charged with first-degree intentional homicide for setting her 4-year-old son on fire, before binding him with multiple belts, causing his death. 

WITI-TV reports that Amelia Di Stasio, 23, is now behind bars. Police say Antonio, her son, was tied with seven belts and was badly burned. 

A neighbor allegedly told investigators she heard Antonio scream, "Please mommy stop. I won't do it again." Before fire officials arrived. 

A second witness reported seeing a woman jump from the windowsill of the apartment. She said the woman looked "frazzled."

When police arrived on the scene, they reported seeing an open bottle of cooking oil near the tub, and a dead guinea pig which was drowned. WITI reports that investigators also found searches for "how cannibals die" and how to kill a cannibal" on the mother's cell phone.

Di Stasio faces life in prison if convicted.

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