Father throws 4-year-old son in ocean

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EAST BOSTON, Mass. — A four-year-old autistic boy was violently tossed into the freezing cold ocean in Boston by his father.

Witnesses captured the father, Mikel Hilerio, throwing at least one of his twin sons with autism into the water while the other ran away.

“He made statements to the police that four hours prior to their arrival he used heroin and then one hour prior to that.”

Hilerio claimed the boys ran after a ball into the shallow water and he went in with them.

The boys are in the custody of their mother while DCF investigates.

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