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Sean Starwalt: Fatally Beat Child For Allegedly Interfering with Video Game

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Sean Starwalt and his girlfriend, Patricia Cage, allegedly ate fast-food as her child slowly bled to death.
According to testimony from his cellmate, Sean Starwalt fatally beat his girlfriend's four-year-old child last September because the boy got in the way of Starwalt playing a video game.

But it gets even worse.

One of Starwalt's neighbors in South Roxana, Illinois, saw the child, Jeremiah Bradford, in great distress after the beating and urged Bradford's mother, Patricia Cage, to take the boy to the hospital right away. Cage and Starwalt promised to do so.

Instead, prosecutors say the couple drove to a McDonald's and ate dinner. After they returned home, Jeremiah reportedly vomited though the night.

The next day the couple at last decided to take the child to the hospital. He died along the way of internal bleeding. Authorities say Jeremiah could have survived if he'd been admitted to the hospital right away.

Yesterday, Starwalt, 34, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, after initially telling investigators that the boy injured himself jumping and falling off the couch. Patricia Cage, 35, is also charged with first-degree murder for covering up the beating and failing to get the child medical attention. Her trial is pending.

Since their arrests last year, Starwalt and Cage have had their own child together. The baby is in the custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

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Kahokswimmer06
Kahokswimmer06

Go to Injustice and Innocence's website to get a more accurate story. Most of this article has nothing to do with the crimes charged, but with the accusations.

CFM
CFM

That's my uncle and this is not the real story. Surely you guys have enough brains to figure out that journalists and people who cover stories beef this up. "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." How many of you out here haven't ever committed a sin in your life? None. So, I suggest before you find the need to talk trash behind your keyboard you find out the real story. Atleast, before you cast my uncle as some lowlife learn the real story of Jeremiah Bradford's death. @http://injusticeandinnocence.h...Sincerely,A concerned family member.

U_TigerBait
U_TigerBait

After seeing the most recent case like this in Houston, i ask when something will be done to protect the kids? I am a father, and i notice all these cases happen to be by the woman's "BOYFRIEND". Guys, lets get our heads out of our @$$ and protect our kids, what is it gonna take for you to pay attention? When it happens to you? 

As for you coward, punk a$$, motha #^@!&#$(, are you really that powerless? To the point of harming a defenseless child??? I bet that makes you feel like a man huh? like a big powerful man? Unfortunately for you, you are a coward. id use the P word, but i just signed up to this place and can't wait to hear a reply from one of you punks. If you are in fact a man, you go ahead and let me know, ill be sure to give you the opportunity to beat on a MAN like you did that poor kid. Then you'll see what defenseless feels like. Think it would be different for you to try to "POWER UP" when the opposite party can rip you apart? You don't even deserve to be allowed air, you sick F)#*! wish i could get my hands on you...sad part is I'm sure their are others that feel the same as me or worse. nowhere to go bub. hope you still got some of that power, u gonna need it.

Dan
Dan

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Feral Apes
Feral Apes

another episode of 'a coalburner and its groid'

gametruthordare
gametruthordare

The evolution in action, and even force players to ostracize all our instincts, perhaps kill, the insult to our species proud.erotic game

Smcbee2
Smcbee2

I am constantly amazed at the lack of appreciation from some parents to have received the blessing of having a child. I hope the boyfriend dies in prison and never has any comforts or even a peaceful nights rest. However, I am infuriated with this child's egg donor, because she doesn't deserve the title of "mother". As a mother myself I have such respect for the miracle and privledge of growing life inside my own body. Since I was responsible solely for their health & wellbeing the first 9 months I feel a certain responsibility to do the same outside my womb. Instead we hear stories over and over again of "mother's" bringing unsuitable men into their home to be with and sometimes rear their child and not just turning a blind eye to the abuse but aiding them in covering it up. At what point does that baby cease to be a miracle of your own making and become disposable? I am unable to fathom a "mother" who would see her son soil five pieces of clothing in one night, likely blood stained, and still go to bed a lay next to an animal. I am unable to fathom a "mother" who could witness the enormous amount of pain the young boy had to express while losing half his blood into his stomach. Not only did she not comfort him but she didn't help him live. I cannot fathom a "mother" who can watch her son slowly die from a painful and preventable death without seeking help. How did she lay her head down to sleep that night with her child, born of her body lay dying? No one will ever help me understand how she finally decides her dying boy needs medical attention but stops by McDonald's instead, because a Happy Meal was going to fix this terrible injury. I am so heartbroken that this little child had to learn so early and harshly that his "mother" wasn't always going to care for humor, shelter or protect him or have him be a priority of any kind in her life. I know wishing doesn't change the stories outcome but I so wish he could've experienced a true mother's love, or had even died in the loving, warm arms of a human being! I wish that the neighbor would have called 911 if she thought he needed medical attention. I wish the grandfather had told the little boy's "mother" that she didn't deserve a child, much less two and had rescued him from that horror. Do any of us really think this was the first and only time this child was hit or beat? Now a little boy is in the cold earth and his sibling is a ward of the state with an uncertain future. Neighbors, coaches, teachers, friends & relatives we MUST stand up and protect those too small and weak to stand on their own- no matter the fall out we might suffer. If you think abuse is going on, it probably is. Report it! If it's not abuse then the family will go on with their life together. If it is the child can be placed with a real family and not in a coffin.

There is no punishment equal to what she destroyed.

RachelAnnPrince
RachelAnnPrince

Can we just kangaroo punch both of these shit heads to death? It's a fucking video game for christ sakes

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punkin003
punkin003

Send their sorry asses to the pen for the rest of their miserable lives.  And sweet little one, may you rest in peace.  You are in a far better place now than here with these poor excuses for parents.  I am so sorry this happened to you.  You certainly did not deserve this and they will be judged accordingly.  Sleep with angels.

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

GOOD glad the new baby was taken away from them. both need to go to prison  the mother is just as guilty as the boyfriend in this childs death,

bigriggs
bigriggs

A gunshot to the temple of each of these bottom feeders would put a smile on my face.

Manuel Solis
Manuel Solis

I agree big fella but, a gun shot would be too easy. How about a good beating until this asshole is no longer breathing. Along with that ugly ass looking bitch...

Stormy Fairweather
Stormy Fairweather

Evolution in action, and the same force drives all our instincts to ostracize, perhaps kill, this insult to our glorious species.

Coyoty
Coyoty

She looks more like Nicolas Cage.

Mike Biehl
Mike Biehl

Its sick to think that someone would do this, especially using it as an excuse for getting in the way of him playing video games.  Like some of the people commented below he will get what is coming to him in prison.

Matt
Matt

While this story is indeed horrible, we can all rest a little easier knowing he'll likely be killed in prison.

IKA
IKA

Repulsive and disgusting creatures.  They make an argument for forced sterilization palatable, after which they would be kicked and beaten, everyday, for the rest of their lives.

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