Submitted by Pozzle 1286d ago | news

Mother's boyfriend beat her son to death for interrupting video game

A four-year-old boy was beaten to death by his mother's boyfriend because he got in his way when he was playing a video game.

Sean Stalwart, 34, from Illinois, was charged with first-degree murder for the death of Jeremiah Bradford last September.

Stalwart told his cellmate that he beat the boy so severely he died from internal bleeding because he wanted to 'toughen him up', after he got in his way while he was playing computer games. (Culture)

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SactoGamer  +   1286d ago
I don't remember this ever being a problem back when we were all playing games like 'Goonies 2' and 'Double Dragon'.
meetajhu  +   1286d ago
The most surprising news for is mother having boyfriend come home and play video games. My Judgement: Hang them till death
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LOGICWINS  +   1286d ago
So you want to teach people that they shouldn't kill their children...by killing them?
Limited_Vertigo  +   1286d ago
Teach, um no. Parents know they shouldn't kill their children. Hang them for being the horrible people they are.
Guitardr85  +   1286d ago

You're name is deceiving. The point is, we all want to believe that people serving time in prison will rehabilitate them but that just ISN'T true. Look at repeat offender rates for pedophiles and rapists among other horrible violent crimes and you will see that a majority of these people, even after being in a "correctional facility" continue on to more crime.

The fact is that some people just cannot function in society and do more harm than good. These people do deserve capitol punishment. Let's put it this way...if you had kids (which you probqably don't because you probably still are one) would you EVER feel comfortable leaving your child with this person after they get out of prison because you knew he killed a innocent child for getting in front of his TV? No you wouldn't. And don't say anything about leaving them in prison for life as the average tax burden on a lifelong inmate can approach millions of dollars.

Sorry for my rant but I just don't see how people can say that people can perform this kind of violent atrocity and still be allowed to live...
TheOneYouHate  +   1286d ago
Kratos should pay these two a visit and bust their faces in!! That will teach them internal bleeding.

But seriously what a pair of A-Holes. I can imagine the child's fright as he was beaten by this monster.
LOGICWINS  +   1286d ago
@Guitardr85- How did you get all that from my comment??? I just asked a question.
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chriski333  +   1286d ago
Wow what a piece of Shit both if them should hang
fluffydelusions  +   1286d ago
What?? Yeah, Let's beat a little kid to death to "toughen him up" I wish people who had this mindset we could just ship off to some far away land where they could just live in isolation with other degenerates. I'm sure the media will have fun with this and blame games when this guy had issues to begin with.
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Kurylo3d  +   1285d ago
that land is called the united states if u hadnt noticed by now.
FunkMcnasty  +   1285d ago
is it me or does the boyfriend look like he has down's syndrome? Maybe it's just the picture..
MariaHelFutura  +   1286d ago
Now that's hardcore gaming.
SactoGamer  +   1285d ago
Now, that's inappropriate.
LilDeja93  +   1285d ago
Theres always one idiot. On topic: ** R.I.P **
omi25p  +   1285d ago
You disgust me...
bayport  +   1285d ago
Must have sounded pretty weird to all the other guys on the other side of the microphone
barkingspace  +   1286d ago
I think this is news worth spreading because it's a problem that can't really be ignored.

It has been happening for a long time in various situations and should be treated like an addiction.
rabidpancakeburglar  +   1286d ago
Yes there are too many idiots doing this nowadays and maybe they'll learn that there are dire consequences. It's a tragedy. These people need to be spotted before they can do this sort of thing.

I also hate people like the mother who choose their husband/boyfriend over their kids as my sister recently left her kids to go live with some guy 17 years older than her.
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limewax  +   1286d ago
Although this does need to be brought to light, I think we as gamers have a duty to show that people like him do not represent us in any way shape or form.

He was never a gamer, just a thug who bought a console, the two are unrelated same as you couldn't blame the movies he watched or music he listened to, Although it was because he got in the way of his game, it's clear this sort of person was going to do this to the kid for something else anyway sooner or later.
LOGICWINS  +   1286d ago
"He was never a gamer, just a thug who bought a console, the two are unrelated same as you couldn't blame the movies he watched or music he listened to"

??? Of course he was a gamer...he played games didn't he? He just happened to be a bad person as well. A person is fully capable of being a thug as well as a gamer. I've had first hand experience.

Just because he did something disgusting IMO doesn't mean that he wasn't a gamer. That makes no sense.

I think what your trying to say is that his actions had nothing to do with his gaming habits..which I can agree with.
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limewax  +   1286d ago
You are very correct, I was thinking while writing it that it wasn't exactly worded properly but couldn't find the right words.

To be honest what was coming to mind while writing was actually how I grew up as a gamer and how I feel it impacted my life, I guess I don't see the culprit being raised as a gamer perhaps just due to how literally every person who started gaming young, and that I know personally are not violent people.

But I often wonder how it would be if my Mario and Sonic were Marcus and Dom when I was younger
Parasyte  +   1286d ago
Although you have to take the psychological make-up of the child into consideration as well.

I really don't think that it matters whether the child's first exposure to video games are Marcus and Dom. It's a matter of if the individual can handle the violence properly and differentiate video games from reality.

And, for me that's where parents come into the mix. They should be with there children to discuss what is happening on screen. But, I also believe that parents of children that play games should familiarize themselves with the ESRB ratings system and enforce the age restrictions.
Parasyte  +   1286d ago
You also have to take the psychological make-up of the individual into consideration and whether they can differentiate video games from reality or not.

Personally, I think this is where parents should come into play. They should be there to monitor what their child is playing. I also believe that most parents that have children who play games should familiarize themselves with the ESRB ratings system and enforce the age restriction set forth by it.
Guitardr85  +   1285d ago
I agree completely! The media ALWAYS needs a scapegoat whether its music, movies, video games. I hate to break it to journalists, but Kane didn't wait until video games were invented to bash Abel's head in if you get my drift...
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theonlylolking  +   1286d ago
This calls for a
LightofDarkness  +   1286d ago
Why? So he only has to suffer for a few months and then he gets a quick and easy release? No, he should be left to rot in a dark and dingy cell for the rest of his life. That's a punishment.
RedDead  +   1286d ago
Tell that to all the people in jail. You'd be surprised how much you value your life...but eh yeah, no death penalty
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Kurylo3d  +   1285d ago
are u serious, how dark and dingy do u think prison cells are? Prison is too good for a person like this. They lose their freedom, but they still get free room and food.
Belasco  +   1285d ago
As much as a low life as this guy is, I agree with you, moreover I am against the death penalty for those very reasons. They should be alive and suffering.
Akiba96  +   1285d ago
@Kurylo3d dude, prison is terrible. It is beyond terrible. people get raped their, peole die their, its is a horrific place. And when you have a life sentence in prison, it has got to be the most depressing thing imaginable.
I think I rwad something like nearly 50% of inmates serving a life sentence will commit suicide in the first month. So ya if people would rather kill themselves than live in prison, then I think that life in prison would be a more suitable punishment.
dawgsfan117  +   1285d ago
Yes in an ideal world it would be great to let this man rot in prison. However, do you have any idea how much money is spent keeping scum like this alivein prisons? Use the death penalty and be done with it. Its all about removing these types from society in order to protect his potential victims.
Fishy Fingers  +   1286d ago
This calls for
Ramas  +   1286d ago
i bet he played wow or call of duty, those 2 games has most idiots.
Ducky  +   1286d ago
I don't know what's more disturbing, the article itself or the fact that there's people that can't stop hating on specific video game franchises.

Probably the article, but still... we get it, you don't like some game series. They aren't to blame for all of the world's problems though.
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caseh  +   1286d ago
Soon as I saw the news headline I though COD: Black ops.

There's no mention of the game but for some reason thats the first game that sprung to mind. :/
InYourFace  +   1286d ago
Idiots probably thought the kid could respawn in 10 seconds.
tigertron  +   1286d ago
Sick bastard, I hope he rots in prison for this.
PooEgg  +   1285d ago
While he rots in jail we pay the taxes that feed him. Personally, I would rather use that money to help other children who are in bad situations, and give criminals like this the punishment he deserves, which is this case is death.
m-s-8-2  +   1286d ago
lol, people are nuts.
SheenuTheLegend  +   1286d ago
they were just 1 kill away from the Dog attack killstreak.
But seriously these things needs to be stopped
Big_Dom  +   1286d ago
stevenhiggster  +   1286d ago
When are you gonna bring back Games Master Dom?
BX81  +   1286d ago
Every country is full of murdering idiots.
Lord_Sloth  +   1286d ago
Look! A 3rd world troll!
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DeadIIIRed  +   1286d ago
...are awesome! Seriously though, we all have our share of psychos. The Manhunt kid in the UK?
Hufandpuf  +   1285d ago
radphil  +   1285d ago

Good job with the unneeded, generalized comment there.
trenso1  +   1285d ago
Yea cause were all like that STFU
Big_Dom  +   1285d ago

I say again, Americans...

@stevenhiggster if only I could, brother. If only I could.
jspc1989  +   1286d ago
The mans a total retard as far as i'm concerned. He's obviously tapped in the head. And the mother isn't any better - mother being a term very VERY loosely used.
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bangoskank  +   1286d ago
Right. Incubator or sperm receptacle would be more suitable.
CoLD FiRE  +   1285d ago
Wait! There's a woman in the picture? I thought they were both men!
JellyJelly  +   1286d ago
It's funny how many see more violence being the best solution. Fighting fire with fire.
Inzo  +   1286d ago
What if it was was your kid?
BX81  +   1286d ago
What if it was your kid?
JellyJelly  +   1286d ago
If it was my kid my immediate reaction would of course be to see him dead. That's primal instinct.

But that's not what I'm getting at. To prevent this from happening again the best way to go is to find out what's causing it. Getting to the root of the problem.

We know nothing about the killers background, what he's been through or how he was treated as a kid. If they did someone might have been able to spot signs that not everything was right in his head, give him the help he needed and prevent the crime from taking place.

Instead you want to take the easy way out. You label him as "evil", kill him off, and learn nothing in the process.
No Way  +   1285d ago
@JellyJelly -
Why help him, in any way, for what he did to that kid? Prolly a hungry kid.
The kid prolly 'interrupted' him either wanting food or some attention..
And, you want to help this guy work through his fucked up mental issues?
I don't care how fucked up mentally someone is, should know better, ay?

There is no sensible reason, for what he did. Fucked up mentally, or not.
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PooEgg  +   1285d ago
We need to stop being lenient on criminals like this guy. It is the reason most adults don't feel safe walking down the street at night and we also can't feel safe letting our children out of our sight for even a second.

It is time we stop making excuses for people who are basically bad. I don't give a shit if this guy had a bad upbringing, it doesn't make it okay to kill an innocent child. A lot of people have a crappy childhood, and still manage to become decent adults.
SuperK  +   1286d ago
Thats some filthy white trailer trash right there...
banjo playing MotherF's
LightofDarkness  +   1285d ago
Well, that man doesn't look very white to me, but thanks for bringing race into this when it's absolutely unnecessary.
SuperK  +   1285d ago
Fair point. sorry, didnt mean to offend.
Inzo  +   1286d ago
Death Penalty!!!!
End of story!
CaptainPunch  +   1286d ago
Murders shouldn't be jailed, instead they need to be shipped overseas and put on the frontlines.
Hufandpuf  +   1285d ago
no, then they'd just join the enemy.
r21  +   1286d ago
let em rot in jail.
Heishiro__Mitsurugi  +   1286d ago
you kill a child, you deserve death. Guys like that are cowards, need to go away for life you douche.
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Nicaragua  +   1286d ago
Laxman216  +   1286d ago
Quick, blame the video games!
Lord_Sloth  +   1286d ago
He should be executed to go down as an example! The dead aren't repeat offenders and I do NOT like paying my taxes to feed this mother fucking lunatics!
STIKUP ARTIST  +   1286d ago
If I ever leave my wife, the first thing I would tell her new boyfriend/husband is "if you ever touch my kids I will kill you" I used to go to jail a lot as a kid and I have no intent on f*cking up my adult life but something like this happens I would have no problem committing that sin.
death2smoochie  +   1285d ago
These are prime examples why the death penalty should be in place for such crimes...
Actually he should perish the same way he took the child's life.
Have someone pummel him to death and let him die with internal bleeding.
BlmThug  +   1285d ago
That man is absolute scum. I will piss on his grave when that motherf**ker dies
Dlacy13g  +   1285d ago
Another fine example of societies best example of humanity. This ranks right up there with dudes shooting one another at sporting events cause their team lost. I don't get why anyone can hold such anger inside that it manifests out like this? Life is to precious ... I just don't get it. And a 4yr old? Seriously....you are going to "toughen up a 4yr old?"... The world will be better off without this man breathing.
Beastradamus  +   1285d ago
There are millions out there just like him. The real problem is that kids these days are taught for tests and that's it. If terrible parenting is such a problem that kids grow up to be like this guy, then maybe schools should start teaching a little more morality. And I don't mean with the bible. Screw these people and screw the society that molded them into complete immoral idiots.
SteveSmith  +   1285d ago
The guy is clearly a very bad person, but the woman is very dumb for dating such a violent criminal like this. I am tired of dumb women who drool over "bad boys".
Psycho_Mantis  +   1285d ago
Wait for it...wait for it.....

OK everyone, FLAME ON!!!!
Ricardoportillo04  +   1285d ago
the moral of the story....dont interrupt a man while he plays his video games
Beastradamus  +   1285d ago
That was dumb and not even remotely funny.
OdinFallen  +   1285d ago
People disgust me sometimes.
Beastradamus  +   1285d ago
This made me cry, I don't blame the games by any means, but this crap is happening way too much today. How can you get so angry that you beat a four year old and then to not even take him to the hospital? I Hope these two are shot. This really got to me.
Dlacy13g  +   1285d ago
Well said my friend. Indeed it did bring out the emotional side of me when I read it.
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