Reported by: Bryant Maddrick
A candlelight vigil was held Friday night for a 3-year-old boy allegedly beaten to death by his mother and her live-in boyfriend.
Outrage grows after details are released of the abuse Scott McMillan endured. Chester Countys district attorney says 31-year-old Jillian Tait and 23-year-old Gary Fellenbaum allegedly abused the toddler so severely, he died from his injuries.
"Justice will be done to these defendants," explains Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan.
Two tributes to the youngsters life were held Friday night. A candlelight vigil for the toddler was organized at a Sadsbury Church. Also, a Facebook page was created urging people to light candles in honor of McMillan.
Authorities say the couple is also accused of abusing Scotts older brother. Both boys belong to Tait.
According to a police criminal complaint, Tait and Fellenbaum met while working at a Wal-Mart.
All four moved into a mobile home with Fellenbaums wife and their 11-month-old.
Authorities say over a three day period, the couple allegedly beat the child with a whip, a frying pan, a metal curtain rod, and their fists. According to the criminal complaint, Scott McMillan was hung upside down by his feet and taped to a chair where he endured even more beatings.
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan says during the childs final days, the couple lived their normal lives, they went shopping and went for pizza and came back and fooled around."
Hogan says he plans to pursue the death penalty against the couple.
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