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The mother of a 13-year-old autistic boy who died in a house fire earlier this month has been charged with murder.

Michelle Davis, 36, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder and a count of second-degree arson on Wednesday, two weeks after a fire at her Finger Lakes area home killed her son Daniel Leubner.

Leubner was sleeping in his second-floor bedroom when the fire broke out on the first floor at about 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 4.

Cayuga County Sheriff Peter Pinckney said that during an investigation, Davis made several incriminating statements that led police to believe she started the fire intentionally to murder Leubner.

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