• Police release report on abusive death of 11-month-old

    By: Blair Miller


    CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. - New and disturbing details explain what police say led to the death of an 11-month-old girl, who will be laid to rest Tuesday.

    The police report obtained by Eyewitness News on Monday outlines the awful injuries that the little girl, Madison Stewart, suffered last week at a home in Chester. Her mother's ex-boyfriend is charged in her death.

    "The child had a skull fracture, hemorrhaging on the brain, and liver and kidney trauma," said the report.

    Her mother was not at the home at the time, instead she was working one of two jobs.

    Police said 27-year-old Jeffrey Bradley, a war veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was babysitting the child when the injuries occurred. Two days later the baby died.

    "The physical injuries to the child were inconsistent with the initial interview with the offender in the case. The defendant was the only subject in the residence that was caring for the infant at the time of the incident," read the report.

    Police said Bradley reported the child had been shocked by electricity.

    The details only add to a family's devastation and a community trying to understand why such tragedy happened to a little girl.

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