Scotty McMillan was only 3-years-old when he was tortured to death. This story contains materials that some may find graphic, so read on at your own digression.
Two people have been charged with the death of 3-year-old Scotty McMillan, and those people have been identified as Scotty’s mother and her 23-year-old boyfriend. Pennsylvania’s Chester County District Attorney, Tom Hogan, described the horrific events that lead to Scotty’s death, and he has said that “justice will be done to these defendants.”
“Let me tell you about an American horror story,” said Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan while announcing charges in the case. “Little Scotty McMillan is dead.”
According to CBS Philly, police arrested Tait, 31, and Fellenbaum, 23, for savagely beating Scotty. They also stand accused of beating Scotty’s 6-year-old brother, Ryan McMillan.
Tait, Scotty, and Ryan all recently moved in with Fellenbaum to a trailer in West Caln Township that he shared with his estranged wife and their 11-month-old daughter.
Reports state that the violence towards the boys had been going on for weeks, but things reportedly escalated by Sunday. The description of the event is graphic, so some may wish to avert their eyes.
“Over a three-day period… he was systematically tortured and beaten to death,” said Hogan. “He was punched in the face and in the stomach, he was scourged with a homemade whip, he was lashed with a metal rod, he was tied to a chair and beaten, he was tied upside down by his feet and beaten, his head was smashed through a wall and at the end of that he had bruises on top of bruises all over his body.”
According to NBC Philadelphia, police learned of the beatings after Fellenbaum’s estranged wife, Amber Fellenbaum, called 911 on Tuesday night to report an unresponsive child. First responders arrived at the home in hopes of saving the boy, but reports state that Scotty died before he arrived at the hospital.
“When his body went into the emergency room our ER nurses — who see a lot of terrible things — when they saw his body, they wept,” said Hogan.
Hogan reportedly has announced a total of 16 charges against Gary Fellenbaum, including first- and third-degree murder charges, homicide, endangering the welfare of a child, assault, and reckless endangerment, according to NBC Philadelphia. The report went on to say that Tait faces 15 charges, including the most serious murder charges. Amber Fellenbaum was also charged with child endangerment.
Stay with the Inquisitr as more information on the murder of 3-year-old Scotty McMillan becomes available.