ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The mother of a St. Paul teen, who was set on fire, has been arrested for allegedly stealing from his medical fund.

Last July, Antoine Willis suffered second and third-degree burns after police said his mother’s boyfriend doused him with lighter fluid and lit him on fire.

Willis’ uncle set up an account so people could donate money for his medical bills. That uncle, Jerry Stewart, and Willis’ mother, Jodi Stewart, are accused of stealing the money intended to help him. Jodi Stewart was arrested overnight in Hastings.

In July, Willis showed the extent of his injuries after his mother’s boyfriend doused him with lighter fluid and set him on fire. Now he is nursing the pain in his heart after learning his mother and uncle may be responsible for taking money donated to help pay his medical bills.

Police said the pair was caught on video taking the money out of the bank and spent it at a casino. Jerry Stewart is currently behind bars.

Police said since Jerry Stewart has a long record, if found guilty, he could be labeled a career criminal and given the maximum sentence, which is five years in prison. Jodi Stewart faces a year in jail.

Comments (16)
  1. What next? says:

    This is such a “feel good” story. They spent the money at a Casino. Yes, lets just build more casino’s for these idiots. Instead of paying bills, we can support a stadium…..

    1. Wu says:

      Maybe we should ban alcohol because some people are dumb enough to drink and drive? Maybe we should ban free speech because some people make stupid comments?

  2. just sayin' says:

    I am dumber than kevin.

    1. oh just sayin' says:

      I dunno – that be kinda hard since you be Kevin. Or can one get dumber with a persona change?????? 😉

  3. JANELLE says:


  4. Neat kid says:

    The son was on wcco this am – strong and forgiving kid. I’d handle it waaaaay different.
    Someone did a superb job with himn in the last few months, likely medical staff at hospital. To whomever – kuddos!!!
    To the 2 arrested — I will not say mom —- hope you rot

  5. complete losers says:

    enough said.

  6. WhatBS says:

    Both mom and uncle are pieces of trash
    They reached a new low.

  7. TrudyB says:

    Thank you for posting their mugs – I don’t even see any remorse in their eyes. So disgusting to think that this guy may only get 5 yrs in prison. What is wrong with our justice system. Did the guy try to help when he saw this kid in pain from the fire? no, he kept spraying him with more fluid. How inhumane. You don’t think someone with a mind like that will do something like this or worse again? He’s a danger to society.

  8. White Crime says:

    Here you go another White fox going to jail. All Week white crime

  9. thought says:

    Hope they put the beetch in the Como Park Great Ape cage….. the ol’ silverback is licking his chops at white meat

  10. just sayin says:

    You know what they say, incest is best!

  11. SG says:

    My heart goes out to this kid. As if what the mom’s boyfriend did last July wasn’t bad enough… Then to have this happen. Lovely family.

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