A Texas bartender, whose young son was found dead at his girlfriend’s home three years ago, was arrested after secret service investigators helped local police crack down on encrypted phone messages showing his indifference to repeated threats against his child.
The exchange details statement contains allegations of extreme cruelty and violence against children – their details are unfit for publication. Still, Amber McDaniel is accused of doing nothing to stop her and continuing to meet James Steele III, bringing the little one home and leaving them unattended.
McDaniel and Staley met for several months until October 2018, when police and EMS responded to their home at Irving Place in Wichita Falls, Texas, according to the arrest statement.
They found McDaniel “extremely upset” and Jason “Wilder” McDaniel in the cradle, in his arms. He was dead.
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Investigators believe McDaniel was drunk and asleep in another room, while Stali strangled his son to death. He was charged in 2020 with capital murder.
New evidence has led to heavy children being put at risk this week, and evidence that the allegations against McDaniel are distorted, Vichita Fols’ KFDX-TV reported on Friday that he had been released on a $ 60,000 bond that day.
The Secret Service Lab broke down the phones this spring. After police examined their contents, they claimed that Staley had “constantly directed a stream of hatred, violence and threats against Wilder McDaniel” during the relationship – as if he had ignored it. left
“You are sure that any minimally protected mother would have immediately suspended access to Stalin’s son after receiving messages on Facebook,” the arrest statement said. .
McDaniel had not previously disclosed the reports and admitted in a statement that he deleted them when he clashed with investigators in July.
Reports have shown Stey described the two-year-old as homophobic and racist. They also ridicule the child for having different special needs, although investigators found no evidence that the child had such an imitation.
There are other derogatory remarks in the messages found on Stey’s phone, talking about putting Wilder in a box or throwing him in the trash, making seductive threats and jokes about hurting a child, and even seeming to admit it.
In many cases, McDaniel seems to take these messages as a joke, in response to laughter. He is not accused of sending any violent messages about his son – although one message is about leaving him.
Police also found a video of Stalin holding Wilder “with big bruises on his head and looking very scared” on his broken phone and asking McDaniel to come home early from the bartender’s shift.
She never reported the bruise and continued to see him until her son died.
“You can be sure that Amber put the child at risk by constantly forcing Wilder to be around James Steele and sleeping drunk and leaving James Steele at home with his son. who he hated was like sleeping in another room, ”the conclusion concludes.
McDaniel’s husband and Wilder’s father, Bubba McDaniel, is based in Wichita Falls. KFDX-TV On Thursday, he only blamed Stalin for his son’s death – but his child’s mother had long expected the consequences to be devastating.
“James Steele killed my son,” he told the TV channel. “That’s what James Steele was saying.”