Sartin Affidavit Details In Baby's Death

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Updated: 6/25/2010 10:50 am Published: 6/24/2010 4:33 pm

TULSA, OK - A woman's boyfriend was arrested Wednesday accused of murdering her 3-year old Tulsa boy, Jace Burgess.

Cody Keith Sartin, 29, is being held in Tulsa County Jail on without bond for first-degree murder.

Burgess filed a protective order against Sartin the night she was at work and Jace was home alone with Sartin. 

The affidavit explains exactly what happened the night before Jace died:

"Ms. Burgess fed and bathed the child and put him to bed at 8:30 pm."
"Ms. Burgess received a text message from the defendant at 11:30 pm stating that the child had fallen out of bed."

"The Defendant called 9-1-1 to report that the child was found with his eyes half open and his breathing was not normal."

Tests revealed the boy had dozens of bruises all over his body.

"The Defendant inflicted abusive injuries on the child which led to the child's death."

Tulsa Police Child Crisis also reporting Sartin was a suspect in another baby injury in Payne County.Court records show  the mother of that child filed a protective order against him in March 2003, but charges were dropped.
The mother told
FOX23 in an e-mail: "This is not the first baby's he's hurt. He gave my daughter shaken baby syndrome when she was 5-months old.  Thankfully, she survived.”

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hopalong - 2/28/2012 4:43 PM
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I'm with miss black on this one also. If her boyfriend supposedly hurt this baby before then why in the HELL did she leave him over and over again. Also, why didn't the mothers sister that works for DHS turned him in? I think that the Mother and sister both did this to this baby and they are using the boyfriend as an escape goat. If I knew for one minute that my child was being abuse by anybody I would have called DHS on them or the police! But they did nothing. So in my opioion they are the ones to blame..

MsBlack - 6/27/2010 9:44 PM
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I am a little confused here. The mother filed a protective order, but the child was with the boyfriend. Was the protective order for her alone or the child as well? If the child had bruises all over his body, was the mother in some form of denial or something? If the mother was scared enough to file a protective order then why was the child left alone with him? It is making little sense to me. If these are the facts within this article, then the mother was clearly negligent and endangered her own child as well. I hope that I may have missed something.

Dean1 - 6/25/2010 9:25 AM
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There was also a death of a 15 month old in Beaver Oklahoma in which the OSBI suspect was shaken to death. Details are very few. Could you guys cover that story?

slimjim - 6/24/2010 6:20 PM
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Just hang him so he can never kill or injure another helpless child. On second thought, how about just letting folks shake and beat him to death. Karma
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