Milwaukee mother charged with killing her 4-year-old boy

Posted at 4:36 PM, Oct 04, 2017

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee woman has been criminally charged in the murder of her four-year-old boy.

Amelia Distasio, 23, was charged Wednesday with first-degree intentional homicide. Her child's body was found in their home last week. 

"The majority of the victim's body was burned," a criminal complaint explains. 

According to the complaint, authorities were called about smoke at Distasio's south side apartment Thursday morning and found her son Antonio's burned and lifeless body in the bathtub. 

The mother was not home. A witness says she saw Distasio climb out of the apartment window and run away.

A police officer later found Distasio walking. It's unclear if she has an attorney.

If convicted, Distasio faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. She remains jailed with bail set at $400,000.