Police: Ethan Stacy beaten to death
Updated: 5/13/2010 2:00 pm | Published: 5/12/2010 9:27 pm
LAYTON, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Police released the probable cause statement on the death of Ethan Stacy and the investigation into Nathan and Stephanie Sloop.
Nathan is accused in the homicide of Ethan Stacy. Stephanie is accused of child abuse in the death of her son.
The statement says Nathan beat Ethan and that the boy died in his bed after suffering from some sort of head trauma over several days.
The statement also indicated that the Sloops left Ethan locked in a bedroom at home on May 6th as the couple left home to get married.
Police say the Sloops left Ethan at home because they were afraid someone would notice the signs of physical abuse on the boy and turn them into authorities.
The statement also detailed how Nathan and Stephanie disposed of the body near Powder Mountain and allegedly desecrated the corpse to conceal identification.
And as a warning, some of the details of these documents are disturbing.
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