Residents of a Layton apartment complex at 1425 North 500 West gather together during a candle light vigil, Wednesday May 12, 2010, in memory of Ethan Stacy who was found dead near Powder Mountain Ski Resort earlier in the week. Stacy's stepfather Nathan Sloop was booked into Davis County Jail on aggravated murder charges in the death of Ethan. (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)
the more I think about it the more I think she had more to do with this!
WHY take pictures of him beaten up???
She fought to get temporary custody... WHY would she take pictures of her child abused at the hand of her new husband???
She had a PLAN!
This bee my opinion
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/7...sted.html?pg=2Another neighbor, Janet Hope, said she was coming home from work around 6 p.m. either Thursday or Friday and saw Stephanie Sloop come down the steps of her apartment and walk along the sidewalk onto the grass.
"She seemed agitated, kept stopping and looking back," Hope said.
Eyes4crime this is the article on when SS was seen outside apartment.
Last edited by RubyRed; 05-13-2010 at 12:12 PM.
Didn't I read somewhere that she abandoned Ethan and his father to take off with that loser? Why did she fight for custody? And if it is true that she abandoned them then the judge should have never placed a court order making this baby visit her. Especially for the summer.
Translation: "We're both in this together. We can't take him to the hospital. If you walk away, you're dead."
Yeah, I believe she was threatened BUT if she went to Walmart to get him "a prescription" (OF WHAT???), she could have called 911.
Utah has a lot of meth, a lot of drug abuse (the highest prescription rate in the nation for antidepressants), and lots of ways to get scrips.
I am VERY unhappy that my previous post was removed. I provided links; I did not repost copyrighted information or images (illegal) NOR did I copy information from social media sites (also common here but against the TOS).
I thought Websleuths was investigatory; apparently, I am out of the mainstream here, because I do not believe prayers, vigils, candles, or "touchy feely" help a bit. What DOES help are investigations into how people are turned into monsters.
Last edited by laytonian; 05-13-2010 at 12:15 PM.
About SS being afraid of NS. Bull stinky.
All of the Mother's here ask yourself ~ what would it take for you to witness the brutalization and murder of your own child? Would you have to be hog-tied? Would you still say nothing even if you had a gun to your temple?
Surely I am not the only Mother that would have to be incapacitated or severely injured to allow someone to do this to my own child?
About the psychology behind the crime on the Mother's part (not a justification, there is no justification ever for what was done to Ethan).
(here is where I jump off of noexplanations post!) This Mother was clearly detached from Ethan. At what point during the seperation and divorce did she walk away from Ethan? How long had it been since she behaved in a nurturing fashion towards Ethan? Did she have visitation during the seperation and divorce proceedings? If so, what happened that Ethan did not want to go be with her? Just some thoughts.
Also, there are women who objectify their children. By that I mean they do not see the child as a seperate entity worthy of being loved for who they are~ but rather those Mother's use their children as pawns. To be used as a game piece. To exact whatever effect they wish on those that do love the child as a child should be loved.
If what I typed above proves to be an accurate facet of who she is---she's a monster herself. (yes nursie she had a plan and I bet it probably involved Ethan's Father).
This woman was no victim. I think that there may be a distinct possibilty that the brushing of the teeth to the point of making the gums bleed because she thought she detected feces in Ethan's mouth was a ruse.
1. There must have been the possibility that LE was going to find Ethan's blood in that apartment.
2. To explain some of the damage to his mouth when LE did find him.
Rest in peace little buddy. Our hearts are with you and your Daddy.
Last edited by RubyRed; 05-13-2010 at 12:25 PM.
I hope and pray that the court, jury, judge, etc. all see that Stephanie DID have an equal role in all of this. Ethan was left in his bedroom, without the door knob, while they ran off to get married. Ethan was also beaten while she was in the home, and she didn't stop it. AND she played a pretty active role in the child abuse, which ultimately led to his murder.
It's my biggest fear right now that Stephanie will get off easy on this (especially since she isn't being charged with murder) and she needs to get just as much jail time as Nathan, in my opinion.
A report I read this morning, said that residents could often hear children crying. If the walls are so thin in that place (no surprise!), then the sounds of a child being beaten and yelled out, would also have been heard.
The "mother'" and the step-dad need to be charged with first degree murder.
If 2 guys walk into a store with guns with the intention of robbing the store and a bystander pulls out their gun and accidentally kills and innocent person (instead of the robbers) who gets who gets charged with murder one? The robbers. Both of them. Doesn't matter that they literally did not shoot a single person it was their act of robbing the store that caused the death.
It should be the same thing here. She was in on the abuse. She did nothing to stop it. Her act of being a party to the situation should require the first degree murder charge.
If Nathen was kidnapped off the street she would be charged with murder one just like her hubby.
Hopefully this will be the case. No deals. Straight up murder one.
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In the affidavit it said Ethan was given Benadryl to keep him quiet.
i just read the probably cause statements and i am so mad i can't even see straight. this baby suffered so much, i can't imagine the fear and pain that he experienced. i feel so bad for the people that had to recover his body in such a condition. simply unbelievable, yet seems so common around here. i will never understand it.
Somehow I think what this little boy went through was worse than what they are saying. Even though what they have said happened is horrible it seems a little sugar coated in my mind.
The horror in this case reminds of the channon christian & chris newsom story. Which by the way Vanessa Coleman who was there during the rape, and murder of Channon is on trial now for murder. jury is out right now. (this one is in the trial section of WS. ETA: verdict is in will be read at 1 TN time)
Last edited by jnTexas; 05-13-2010 at 12:42 PM.
I cannot finish reading the probable cause statement for POS NS. It takes a whole lot to make me nauseous, but the combination of the two statements, and the reality of what happened to this little angel has done it.
Sadly, it ends up I know some of his family (Ethan's) I had suspected he may be related, but did not want to ask due to the sensitive nature of this whole ordeal. But this morning we received a call that in fact a good friend of ours is a cousin to Ethan and his father. The family here will accompany Ethan's little body home.
I wish they would grant my friend's wish to have a short visit with NS.
I pray the father never reads the facts about what happened to this little man, he is tortured enough having had to send him out here.
Beyond that, HOW DOES A MOTHER MARRY A POS AFTER HE HAS BEATEN HER LITTLE BOY??????
Evil....simply hard core evil.
Someone said SS makes Casey Anthony look like June Cleaver and I am inclined to agree. I have always wondered if Casey didn't do something stupid like give her poor child too much sleepy meds, or leave her in a closet, so she could go off and not have to worry. When she remembered to come back from clubbing, she was left with a dead child, and instead of admitting to that, here we are. It still says there's something wrong, but we can almost understand an accident. I had hoped Ethan's case would be so. What makes SS so wrong is her complicity, even admitting that she saw this man deface her son with a hammer. How can she retain any composure, especially after that? What sane person wouldnt be totally unhinged with that image in their mind? Look at those pics and see a woman who has obviously shed not one tear. Every single thing she did and didn't do shows just how much an equal partner in this she was.
At this point, aren't we just taking SS's word that it was only NS who did the actual beating? She, a pathological liar, is the one who told LE what happened. Why believe her?
I don't think anyone could sit back and watch that horrendous, mind-bogglingly horrible abuse happen unless they wanted it to happen. I think she was intimately involved in the abuse and most likely carried it out, as well.
The pictures she took were trophies to celebrate what she did.
Another fact that fleshes out this scenario for me is the fact JS is an oil rig worker. A lot of young oil rig families are doomed from the start, because of the regular prolonged separation while the husband is offshore working and the wife is left at home alone. The Army has "Dear John" letters. Offshore, the guys talk about "Jodie" moving in on their women while they're gone. Looks like SS met Jodie, wanted Jodie, and left her husband for him.
And infidelity/divorce is particularly hard for those guys offshore, just like the guys in the military, because they HAVE to be absent no matter what. While they're stuck at work, they're constantly plagued by thoughts of what their spouses/ex-spouses are doing in their homes, with their belongings, etc.. They're trapped out there, have no control over what's going on back onshore. They just have to stick it out the two weeks or four weeks or whatever until their hitch is over. SS had JS over a barrel in so many ways, and all of them knew it. And I bet SS & NS had the times of their lives hurting JS in any way they could.
And to add insult to injury...the article states JS had a pending settlement for an offshore injury. Depending on what the injury was, he could've expected a hefty lump sum. He was quoted to say he offered SS a full HALF of it if he could have full custody. Apparently, she was just dandy with this idea, if it weren't her idea to begin with. Know what I say? Well, I can't post what I say about that because my mother taught me not to say such things in polite company. (But you all know what I'm thinking.)
This man has lost EVERYTHING. The article doesn't say if he's returned to his job now or not, but he may be out of work, too, on top of everything else. How much can a man take?
The only solace I have in this is that SS & NS are behind bars now with no hope to see the light of day again for a long, long, long time. They're separated from each other, thrown in with wolves, and yoked with nothing but a whole lotta time to replay the crime in their heads over and over again.
JS, on the other hand...he's lost so much. He may never, ever heal. But he does have his life ahead of him. I hope eventually, he heals from this and becomes an incredibly strong person who has turned his grief into peace.
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Gary McPhie lives in the building where Nathaneal and Stephanie Sloop recently moved in with Ethan, who came to live with his mother for the summer.
"If I knew what was really going on, I would have gone in and took care of it," he said.
Most of those sitting with McPhie said it is not unusual to hear children crying, but they all agreed they are going to listen a little more carefully and report anything suspicious.