29-year-old Jonathon Michael Miller was watching his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son while she was ‘away’. Miller and his cohort, 32-year-old Stephen Ray Dilley II, thought it would be funny if they scared the boy with an aerosol can and a Bic lighter. They allegedly called the boy out on to the porch and when the boy got to the door they unleashed a fireball from the spray can. The boy’s head caught on fire burning the left side of his face, nose, eyelid and ear.
That happened on a Friday. The boy didn’t receive medical treatment until the following Monday when we went to school.
Check out the excuses that Miller gave police…
According to a troopers’ affidavit filed in court, Miller told investigators he’s been trying to toughen the boy up and the best way to do it is to “scare the s–t out of them when they don’t see it coming.”
Asked why the child had not gotten treatment, Miller told investigators, “Why go make bills for yourself over little things,” according to the affidavit.
It gets better. The mother has another child with Dilley and has a restraining order against him yet he was living in a ‘motor home’ on the property.
The mother came home Sunday night and when learning about the boy’s injuries she tried overdosing on some psych meds. So she didn’t seek treatment for the boy either it seems. No word on where she was ‘away’ at either.
Thanks to Lori for the tip.