Scotty McMillan Monster Mom Takes Plea Deal

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Jillian Tait the monster mom of Scotty McMillan, the three-year-old Chester County Pennsylvania toddler tortured and murder by her and her live-in boyfriend in September 2014, has accepted a plea deal acknowledging her responsibility in the death.

The plea deal, accepted by Tait in April 2017, spare the 33-year-old the death penalty. She is expected to receive the maximum 128 years in prison.

Prosecutors deemed the deal was necessary to secure Tait as a critical witness against Gary Fellenbaum, 25, whom they believe inflicted the fatal blows against the toddler.

Tait, mandated by the plea deal, plead guilty to third-degree murder in the torture death in which she admitted to hanging the child upside down and hitting him with a skillet. 


PA Mom, Lover Held In Torture Murder of Toddler


The trial for her accomplice Gary Fellenbaum, 25, is scheduled to begin in September. The plea deals were accepted after Fellenbaum's attorney attempted to mount a "not guilty" by mental defect defense.

Common Pleas Judge William P. Mahon, who has called the action "pure evilness," granted a motion to postpone allowing for Fellenbaum's attorney to secure a competency hearing which concluded with the defendant being deemed fit to stand trial.

The bruised and battered body of Scotty McMillan captured headlines around the world as the senseless tragedy and horrific abuse was exposed.

Tait, according to court records, met Fellenbaum at Wal-Mart where both worked and began living together within weeks after meeting.

The abuse began with open handed strikes escalating to balled fist stomach punches. the child was beaten with curtain rods, frying pans, punched with such force that he was knocked to the floor in his chair at the kitchen table, striking the floor, he was taped to the chair and repeatedly punched by Fellenbaum.


Hank Brennan, Famed Defense Attorney, Answers Questions on Scotty McMillan Defendants


District Attorney Tom Hogan, at the initial arraignment issued this statement, "Little Scotty McMillan is dead. 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," 

According to initial reports, Amber Fellenbaum, sister to accused baby killer Gary Fellenbaum, "ultimately dialed 911 on November 4. By then, Scotty had been unresponsive for hours and had been put in a shower for more than thirty minutes by his mother and her boyfriend, investigators said. When the boy failed to awaken, they placed him on an un-inflated air mattress and went shopping, authorities said. The couple returned with a pizza and, after eating, took a nap and engaged in sexual activity, according to Tait's statement to police. Tait said she then checked on Scotty ad yelled for someone to call 911 because he wasn't breathing," as reported in the Lehighvalleylive.com

Fellenbaum's former wife, Amber, 24, who lived in the same trailer at the time of the abuse and witnessed the violence also accepted a plea deal and is expected to serve the maximum of seven years in prison.

Gary Fellenbaum, is expected to be sentenced to the death penalty for the brutal murder of Scotty McMillan.

 

Haute Tease

  • Business News: Michael Winkler New President and CEO Of Bentley Motors Inc.

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Bentley Motors today announced that Michael Winkler will become President and Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Motors Inc., the regional office for Bentley Motors in the Americas, with effect from 1st April 2015. He succeeds Christophe Georges, who was recently appointed Director of Product and Marketing for Bentley's global organization.  

  • Defamation Review: Powerful, Dramatic and Poignant from Director Yoav Shamir

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Defamation,” a documentary that explores Director Yoav Shamir’s personal views of Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and Nazi’s, in a world where the only opinions are the traditional hardline views and begs the question of its value in a post-Hitler world.

     
  • Music Superstar Adam Levine to Perform At The Oscars

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Grammy®-winning  singer, songwriter and actor Adam Levine will perform the Oscar®-nominated song "Lost Stars" at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.  

  • Kon-Tiki Review – Visually Stunning, Inspirational, An Epic Tale

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    “Kon-Tiki,” from The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Entertainment, brings to the screen an epic tale that feeds the explorer spirit, pitting man against nature, in this real life high seas action adventure.

     
  • Vito Emanuele: Dressing the Dames of the Golden Era

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Vito Emanuele, a native New Yorker, with an eye for fashion and a imagination for the golden days of iconic Hollywood, when the silver screen produced legends, dames and gents with style, flair and panache, introduces his latest evening wear collection guaranteed to make headlines.

Crime

  • Hank Brennan, James “Whitey” Bulger Lawyer, Set to Argue Appeal

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Hank Brennan, lawyer for James "Whitey" Bulger the mobster convicted of leading Boston's notorious Winter Hill Gang, is preparing to argue why the court should reverse its original verdict and allow the aging mobster a second chance.  

     
  • Manhunt for Murder Suspect, Kidnapper James Lee DiMaggio Extends To Canadian Border

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The manhunt for murder suspect James Lee DiMaggio has extended to the entire west coast and the Canadian and Mexican borders, as the child kidnapper has eluded police and capture for three days.

     
  • UPDATED: Colorado Teen Has Died From Injuries Sustained in School Shooting

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Claire Davis, 17, the Arapahoe teen shot at point blank range by a lone gunman who entered the Colorado suburb high school prepared for mass casualty, has died from injuries sustained in school shooting.

     
  • Ariel Castro Found Hanged to Death in his Cell

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Ariel Castro, the man found guilty of holding three Cleveland women hostage for over a decade and sentence to life plus 1000 years in prison, was found hanged to death in his prison cell.

     
  • McDonald’s Worker Sells Heroin in Happy Meals

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A Pittsburgh McDonald’s fast food employee was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics for distribution as she reportedly sold heroin in Happy Meals to pre-arranged buyers through the drive through window.

Auto, Yachts, Jets, Real Estate