Man ruled competent to stand trial in Scotty's death

There is an update on one of the worst stories I have encountered in my four decades in this business. Last week Jillian Tate was in court in Chester County to enter a guilty plea in the horrific torture and beating death of her 3-year-old son, Scotty McMillan.

The official report on how this little red-headed tyke died - and what Tait and her live-in boyfriend allegedly did to him - makes you wonder if there is any limit to human beings' cruelty, and bottom that we cannot surpass.

As part of her deal, Tait is expected to offer testimony against her boyfriend, Gary Lee Fellenbaum, who is believed to have inflicted the most heinous beatings to little Scotty.

Yesterday he was ruled competent to stand trial. And those proceedings will not be moved out of Chester County. Tait and Fellenbaum are charged with several days of beatings and torture that led to Scotty's death.

Just how unfeeling were these people. After one of the most vicious beatings, they put the unresponsive Scotty in his bed, then went out and got pizza, brought it back to the trailer, had sex, then munched on pizza while Scotty was dying just a few feet away.

Unimgainable? Yes, although to be honest, I'm beginning to wonder if there is any such thing any more. Here is the full update on this ugly story.

Read that headline on this blog item carefully. There is an error in it. Calling this guy a man really stretched the definition of the word.