Bond is $1 million for mother accused of killing infant son

Asuncion Villa (Source: Hamilton Police)
Asuncion Villa (Source: Hamilton Police)

By Corey McConnell - bio | email
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HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A Hamilton, Ohio mother is being held on a $1 million bond, accused of murdering her 5-week-old son.

Asuncion "Susie" Villa, 26, faces charges of murder, endangering children, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

On Monday, Villa called 911 to report her boyfriend had taken her 5-week-old son, Israel Santos, the night before and hadn't returned.

Detectives with the Hamilton Police Department interviewed a number of people on Monday night, and early Tuesday morning, they found the baby boy in a garbage can.

"They found she had placed the child in a trash bag in the garbage can," said Officer Rich Burkhardt with the Hamilton Police Department. "The child was dead. She placed the child in a garbage can behind the house."

Investigators say the baby had a broken arm, and died from numerous skull fractures. The child was also malnourished.

Butler County prosecutor Robin Piper says he is considering seeiking the death penalty in this case.

Neighbors say there were surprised to learn of the accusations. They says Villa is a good mom who had two other children living with her. She also had two other children living in Texas with family members.

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