This summer Antoine Willis suffered life-threatening burns when he was doused with gas and set on fire, allegedly by his mother's boyfriend. The story inspired contributions to a recovery fund for the 19-year-old. Now his mother and uncle are accused of stealing the $2,500 in that fund and spending it on gambling and drugs.
Mom admits stealing recovery money from son burned by boyfriend
A St. Paul mother has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from her son, who was burned over most of his body by his mother's boyfriend. The mom apparently gambled away part of the money, which was donated to help the boy with his recovery.