On Monday, Miranda Miller, the woman accused of being an accessory to the murder of Evan Brewer, the Wichita boy whose body was found encased in concrete, plead not guilty to first-degree murder charges and agreed to testify against Stephen Bodine, her boyfriend. At the moment, both are kept in the county jail on a $500,000 bond.
Wichita Boy Kept Naked in Basement and Beaten
During Monday court proceedings, Miranda Miller pleaded not guilty in the May murder of her son, Evan Brewer. The woman confessed in front of judge and jury that Stephen Bodine, her former live-in boyfriend, was the one who murdered Evan while she was at home.
Based on the coroner’s report, Brewer’s time of death has been placed sometime between the 18th of May and the 22nd or 23rd of the same month.
During her witness stand, Miller declared that she was not a stranger to Stephen’s ways of disciplining her son, the man claiming on more than one occasion that children should be treated more or less like dogs.
With tears in her eyes, Miller recalled how Bodine abused her child, beating him until he lost consciousness. More than that, it would appear that the accused had a “special” treatment in stock, which he ruthlessly applied each time the child stepped out of line.
According to the mother of the slain Wichita boy, Bodine would take the child to the basement, stripped him of clothes and force him to stand naked with his hands behind his back and a belt wrapped around his neck. The man would claim that the boy deserves no better treatment than a dog if he behaved like that.
During the last beating, Bodine struck the Wichita boy so hard that he lost consciousness and became unresponsive. Miller told the court that Bodine carried the boy to the bathroom where she attempted to perform CPR.
Following Brewer’s murder, Bodine allegedly spent several days locked in the basement, mixing concrete. The boy’s body was discovered and recovered in September by the authorities.
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