November 7, 2014 8:30 am -

A Pennsylvania man and his girlfriend are charged with brutally murdering the woman’s 3-year-old son. The man and the woman reportedly confessed to police that the little boy had been beaten with blunt and sharp objects, whipped, taped to a chair with electrical tape and beaten, hung up by his feet and beaten, leading to his death, according to police.

Authorities are calling this one of the most brutal cases they’ve ever seen.

[su_center_ad]Gary Fellenbaum and Jillian Tait, both Walmart workers, were arrested on Thursday morning, according to WGHP.

Authorities were called to the couple’s residence on a report of an unresponsive child.

EMTs on the scene discovered 3-year-old Scott McMillan suffering from bruises, lacerations and puncture wounds all over his body.

Confessions were given by Fellenbaum, Tait and another witness.

The couple beat the boy to death using homemade weapons, such as a whip, a curtain rod and an aluminum strip, according to authorities.

Tait told police that the beating began when the boy wouldn’t eat his breakfast.

“Little Scotty McMillan is dead,” Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said. “Over a three day period … he was systematically tortured and beaten to death. 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.”

Tait told police that Fellenbaum routinely beat her 6 and 3-year-old boys and on one occasion, she said he strung the boys up by their feet and beat them while she and her boyfriend laughed. The district attorney said Gary Fellanbaum and Tait went car shopping, bought pizza and took a nap while the boy lay dying after weeks of relentless torture.

The 6-year-old boy is now in the care of relatives. Fellenbaum and Tait are both charged with murder. Hogan said he will be seeking the death penalty.

“Our ER nurses see a lot of terrible things. But when they saw his body, they wept,” Hogan said.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

21 responses to Toddler Hung By Feet, ‘Tortured and Beaten to Death’ For Not Eating Breakfast

  1. R.J. Carter November 7th, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I think the manner of their execution should be a rather simple and self-evident task.

    • jami November 7th, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      My question….if they live in a trailer park…how did not one person here this??

      • R.J. Carter November 7th, 2014 at 4:34 pm

        The TVs were up too loud.

      • tracey marie November 7th, 2014 at 5:04 pm

        people tend to not want to get involved, sad and pathetic way to live.

      • Vicki Thompson November 12th, 2014 at 3:31 pm

        Abusers do not allow children to scream and alert neighbors! I know that from experience living with an abusive father AND mother. The abuser will cover the child’s mouth, tape the child’s mouth shut, turn the TV or music up loud or simply threaten the child that if he DOES scream he will be hurt even worse. I’ve seen all that with my own eyes so I have the insight into how abusers get away with this kind of behavior. I don’t believe these 2 monsters intended Scotty to die–they ENJOYED beating him because that made them feel powerful. Their true intent was to beat him, revive him back to normal then beat him some more. I don’t believe their intent was death b/c abusers want to continue abusing so they can continue feeling ‘powerful’ in their own sick way.

  2. Budda November 7th, 2014 at 8:34 am

    If there ever is a case for forced sterilization this might be it.

    • Hass November 7th, 2014 at 11:35 am

      Sadly it’s too late.

  3. searambler November 7th, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Eye for an eye. Torture these psychos, then fry ’em. Slowly, over a week’s time. I’ll volunteer to help.

  4. allison1050 November 7th, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Bitches, the both of them.

  5. Carla Akins November 7th, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I simply can’t wrap my head around this, how someone, anyone could cause this kind of harm to a child. I hope they both live a very long life in prison.

    • DaddyO_969 November 7th, 2014 at 10:14 am

      Child molesters fare very, very poorly in jail. Guards and inmates take special pains with their care and feeding.

  6. Hass November 7th, 2014 at 11:34 am

    This is so horrible, that poor child. I couldn’t read past the first sentence. Words cannot describe how I feel about these two.

  7. fahvel November 7th, 2014 at 11:51 am

    hang them by their feet and let the town deal with them.

  8. granpa.usthai November 7th, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    got no human sympathy for them. If they’re to be burned at the stake alive -one match at a time-, let me know and I’ll see about rounding up some packs at the truck stops. If they get the sorry sack of gz’s defense lawyers they’ll most likely walk if it can be proven the child was fleeing them until they got him cornered and he tried to fight back -or blame it on the frosted flakes for bringing the beast out of them (seems to work best when WHITE folks blame someone or some thing else).

  9. BillTheCat45 November 7th, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Gosh, they LIVED IN A TRAILER? Who could have foreseen this! Q’UELL SURPRISE!

  10. Candide Thirtythree November 7th, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    This is what happens to unwanted children and the republicans want Americans to bring millions more into the world.

    • Frankie November 7th, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Candide, It really takes a special kind of stupid for you to make that statement. I am not anti-abortion, but this case has nothing to do with whether you are pro or against. Maybe if people would think before they unzip, they could prevent unwanted children, or maybe if they used protection, they could prevent unwanted children. Or how about this…maybe…just maybe…the people who would do this to a child should be held accountable for their own actions, instead of trying to blame someone else for the brutal atrocities that was done to this child. The three individuals who tortured that little child are depraved and should not use up another breath of air. There should be no appeals or bargaining. They confessed, so straight to the needle for what they did. .

      • tracey marie November 7th, 2014 at 5:02 pm

        that was a very special kind of stupid for you to make that statement. This is not about your views on when people should procreate.

        • Frankie November 7th, 2014 at 5:12 pm

          Tracey, I don’t personally care when people procreate, but if you go by Candide’s idiotic statement, this atrocity happened because the child was unwanted. If you procreate, you are saying that you want a child. If you don’t want one, then don’t procreate. Simple concept. Candide expressed her views on procreation, so I am entitled to express mine. It is called Freedom of Speech. I am also free to express that to make the horror that was done to that child the fault of politics is just inane and stupid. It was the fault of some evil people who decided that the child’s life was not worth anything. I say, their lives are not worth anything. Again, simple.

      • Candide Thirtythree November 9th, 2014 at 1:09 am

        Well if republicans would not have made getting birth control so difficult, a lot more people could avoid unwanted children. Anyone who says that poor people should just stop having sex is just being ridiculous, it ain’t gonna happen because it is a bodily function just like eating or taking a dump.

        People forget that half of all humans are born with less than average intelligence.

        You cannot expect people with an IQ of 80 or less to be able to function at the same level as people with an IQ of 120 or more.

        In the REAL world, getting birth control that is dependable is not so easy nor is it cheap. No sane person should expect people with IQs so low that they can barely function to be able to manage something as important as birth control on their own.

        That is why they need to be able to go to the doctor and get IUDs or shots or implants or even sterilization for free. They need counseling and monitoring by health professionals and they are never going to get that with republicans in office.

        I am not saying that it should be forced on people but if they had the options, many of them would take it and it would cut down on the number of unwanted children who are then abused or murdered.

  11. Mexico Juan November 7th, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Disgusting pieces of trash! 75% of her friends on FB have candles as their profile pictures.. You would think most of them would unfriend the crazy bitch!