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EVAN BREWER: Kansas vs. Stephen Bodine for murder of toddler found in concrete *GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Courtroom' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    I say we mix up enough concrete for two....
  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    As dad tried to protect 3-year-old, mom and boyfriend were filming torture

    A Wichita police affidavit released Wednesday reveals recorded and timestamped abuse of 3-year-old Evan Brewer on March 12 – almost six months before his body was found wrapped in a Ninja Turtle sheet and encased in concrete. The family now believes the recording occurred about two months before the boy died.

    According to video images timestamped on March 12, Evan was being kept nude on a concrete floor surrounded by concrete walls, with a belt around his neck and his hands tied behind his back. Another video from later in the same day shows a child’s legs and buttocks. The child is wearing a heavy metal chain that appears connected to something off camera.

    From March 13 until May 2, the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) received four reports that Evan was being abused, according to Johnston.

    The affidavit describes some of DCF’s involvement: On March 24, a DCF social worker spoke with a police detective who said Brewer reported that his son might have a broken nose. The social worker “had contact with Miranda (Miller) and Evan at her office on March 24.” The social worker “also noted Evan had a small abrasion on his back,” it says.

    On April 22, an officer with the Exploited and Missing Child Unit cited a DCF report that Carlo Brewer “reported Bodine beating on Miranda and dragging her across the house by her hair.” Brewer “reported that Bodine was giving Evan a bath, Evan fell back hitting his head which knocked Evan out,” the affidavit says.

    On May 1, the same social worker contacted Bodine at the South Vine rental house and said she needed to speak with him. The social worker “reported Bodine replied ‘so,’ and closed the door.”

    The next day, May 2, the social worker interviewed Miller in an office, and Miller said Evan was with her sister in Oklahoma.

    On May 4, Brewer told DCF that he last saw the boy on March 19 and that Evan appeared to have a broken nose.

    At a May 4 court hearing, a woman testified that Bodine admitted to her that he had already beaten Evan to death, but revived him, Johnston said.

    Evan still could have been saved then, Johnston said.

    On May 4, Brewer obtained a protective order prohibiting Bodine from being around Evan and or being on the South Vine property, Johnston said.

    The Brewer family confirmed from photos taken by a family friend that Evan was seen alive with his mother on May 8 at another Wichita home.

    By May 18, Carlo Brewer had obtained a protective order against Miller requiring that the boy be turned over to his father, Johnston said.

    Police knocked on the door at the rental home but got no answer and said they lacked probable cause that Miller and the boy were there, Johnston said.

    On May 26, Miller bought concrete and a trowel, a tool used to mix or shape concrete, according to the affidavit. The family believes that was the concrete Evan was buried in.

    The family now thinks Evan died between May 8 and May 26, Johnston says.

    Bodine told a witness “he was the one who put the kid in the concrete in the laundry room” the affidavit says. The document also says that Bodine told a witness that the boy had stopped eating and “went to sleep and didn’t wake up.” Another witness told a detective that Bodine said Miller called him several days after Evan died “to help her get the body out of the house,” it says.

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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    This literally is making me ill. What the hell is wrong with people? How can they do this? I'll never understand it, ever!
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  4. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    There are no civilized words for what
    this makes me want to do those who harm babies and children.
    Perhaps that makes me no better in the eyes of some.
    I don't care.
  5. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    Don't live in Kansas! Too many of these exact same kind of cases coming from there. So many orders to remove that weren't ever carried out and resulted in death of that child.
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  6. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    *WARNING* Graphic details in article linked below

    Man charged with killing 3-year-old Evan Brewer bound over for trial

    Stephen Bodine — the man charged with killing 3-year-old Evan Brewer and encasing his body in concrete — will be tried on six criminal counts.

    Evan's mother, Miranda Miller, also is charged with first-degree felony murder in his death. She has negotiated a deal with prosecutors to reduce the charges in exchange for testifying against her boyfriend.

  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Father testifies in trial of the man charged in 3-year-old boy's death

    Testimony started Tuesday afternoon in the case of a man accused in the death of his girlfriend's three-year-old son.

    Evan Brewer's body was found inside a concrete structure in September of 2017. The structure was located inside the house where Evan lived with his mother, Miranda Miller, and her boyfriend, Stephen Bodine.

    Both were arrested in the boy's death, but Miller agreed to testify against Bodine in exchange for having her charge of first-degree murder dropped.

    Bodine's defense team said during opening statements that without knowing a cause of death, there's no way to prove Bodine killed Evan.

    Prosecutors argue evidence will show even lived in a "world of abuse" and they believe Miller's testimony will prove that Bodine is responsible for his death.


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  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    'He wanted me to take him': Tearful father describes the look his son, 3, gave him the last time he saw him, before his mother and her boyfriend murdered him and buried his body in a concrete slab after months of torture'

    The father of the three-year-old Kansas boy who was abused and tortured for months before he was killed and entombed in a concrete slab, testified in the trial of the suspected murderer on Tuesday.

    Carlo Brewer fought back tears on the witness stand, as he described the last time he saw his son, Evan Brewer, alive at the south Wichita home of his child's mother, Miranda Miller, and her boyfriend, suspected killer Stephen Bodine.

    Carlo testified that Evan had told him that Bodine was responsible for a gash around his eye and nose, before being questioned by his mom and immediately changing his story.

    'He looked at Miranda and she said, "What did you say?" He said, "I mean, I falled,"' Carlo said. 'Out of nowhere she made him stand against the front door put his nose against the front door and I could see him, looking back at me the whole time like he wanted me to take him.'

    Carlo said that on that March 2017 day Miller said Carlo could have him the next day, so he left Evan there, and never saw him again.

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  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    That's so heartbreaking!
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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Kansas man Stephen Bodine guilty of murdering Evan Brewer, 3, then encasing body in concrete

    A Kansas man was convicted of first-degree murder on Wednesday in the killing of a three-year-old boy whose body was found encased in concrete in the laundry room of his home four months after his death.

    Prosecutors called dozens of witnesses and presented more than 550 pieces of evidence, including parts of the concrete tomb found in the Wichita rental home where the boy had lived with his mother, Miranda Miller, and Bodine. Miller is also charged with murder in her son’s death.

    Much of the evidence at trial came from a cache of 16,000 photos and video files shot by the couple’s home surveillance system, including images of Evan naked and chained up in the basement. In one video, Bodine and Miller are heard chastising Evan over the course of several hours, less than two months before he was killed.

    Miller testified that Bodine had been punishing Evan for not eating on May 19, 2017, when he took the screaming boy into the bathroom. She said he soon came out with her son’s wet and lifeless body in his arms.

    She said during a preliminary hearing that a few days later Bodine told her that he wanted “to take care of Evan before he started to smell.” She said he mixed up several bags of concrete and buried the boy’s body in that.

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  11. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Kansas mom gets 25 years in death of son found in concrete

    A Kansas woman whose 3-year-old son suffered severe abuse before he was killed and his body encased in concrete was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison after she acknowledged that she failed as a mother.

    During the hearing, Miranda Miller and her attorney, Steven Wagle, asked Sedgwick County District Judge Stephen Ternes for a lighter sentence, saying her live-in boyfriend, Stephen Bodine, controlled her through physical violence, mental abuse and drugs, The Wichita Eagle reported.


    Among those who spoke Thursday was Evan’s father, Carlo Brewer, who was kept from his son by Bodine and Miller in the weeks before the boy’s death.

    “The day Evan was found, I was in disbelief and denial. I thought there was no possible way that anyone, even the worst individuals, could look into his beautiful, innocent eyes and harm him. I didn’t believe that a mother was harming or allowing someone to harm their child,” Carlo said. “The individual who gave birth to this child betrayed him, and was his predator.”
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  12. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member


    The father is definitely heartbroken!!
    Such a horrible case.
    25 years hardly seems long enough for that evil person to suffer.
    Poor child, just heart crushing.

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