Third person charged after 3-year-old beaten to death because he ‘wouldn’t eat his breakfast’

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Amber Fellenbaum

Amber Fellenbaum

WEST CALN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A third person has been charged in connection with the beating of a 3-year-old Pennsylvania boy that led to his death.

A mother and her boyfriend are charged with brutally murdering her 3-year-old son.

The mother, identified as Jillian Tait, told police the beating began when the boy would not eat his breakfast. She and her boyfriend, Gary Fellenbaum, were arrested on Thursday.

A third person has also been arrested. She has been identified as Amber Fellenbaum, who is the wife of Gary. Amber reportedly witnessed the beatings. She is charged with child endangerment for not calling police.

Gary Fellenbaum and Jillian Tait

Gary Fellenbaum and Jillian Tait

On Tuesday, authorities were called to the residence on a report of an unresponsive child.

EMTs found 3-year-old Scott McMillan suffering from bruises, lacerations and puncture wounds all over his body, according to WPVI.

Law enforcement veterans said they had never seen a child abuse murder case like this one.

Gary Fellenbaum and Tait are both charged with murder. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty.

 

 

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