Mom and son jailed, accused of blowing up their home - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Mom and son jailed, accused of blowing up their home

Flames from explosion in Massillon. (Source: WOIO) Flames from explosion in Massillon. (Source: WOIO)
MASSILLON, OH (WOIO) - Massillon Police say a mother and her 19-year-old son are accused of setting fire to their North Avenue NE home, causing a massive explosion.

Mom, Felicia Marie Castorani was arrested Sunday. The son, Francesco Antoni Castorani was arrested last week. Both are jailed. The son pleaded not guilty to aggravated arson and will be in court Jan. 29. 

Investigators ruled out natural gas as a cause of the house explosion at 4:30 a.m. on Monday, January 12.

Police are not saying how the mother-son duo may have started the fire. The house was leveled.

The 19-year-old was inside the house at the time of the blast. He was taken to Akron Children's Hospital for burns.

The state fire marshal's office is assisting in the investigation.

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