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Alleged killers talked about corpse on Facebook?

A young couple reportedly partied at a bar after allegedly murdering a 19-year-old girl, then argued about how to dispose of her corpse in text and Facebook messages!

A young couple reportedly partied at a bar after allegedly murdering a 19-year-old girl, then argued about how to dispose of her corpse in text and Facebook messages!

Man Allegedly Threw Child Across Room While Drunk And High

Police say a Colorado man fatally injured his girlfriend's 2-year-old son by throwing him across a bedroom when he was drunk and high and then chose not to call 911 because he was afraid of getting in trouble.

Theodore Madrid, 30, was charged with first-degree murder this week after Caden Rodgers died in a hospital the day after sustaining severe brain trauma while Madrid was "wrestling" with him, according to an Aurora Police Department arrest warrant affidavit.

Theodore Madrid
Theodore Madrid

Caden's mother Ashley Rodgers called police around 12:30 am on January 5 to report that she had returned home from work and found her son unconscious. When officers arrived, they saw the child bleeding from the back of his head.

A responding officer questioned Madrid about what happened, and he reportedly claimed that they had wrestled for about an hour until Caden's head struck an unknown object near the bed when he tackled him around 11 pm. The affidavit also states that he said at one point he had "body slammed" the boy, which he described as picking him up and throwing him onto the bed.

Madrid also allegedly told the officer that he had used marijuana and drank a beer and a couple of shots earlier in the night. His breath alcohol level was measured at .177. Based on the child's injury, Madrid's admission of involvement and his intoxication, he was then taken into custody on child abuse charges.

According to the affidavit, another officer observed a chipped wood bed frame, blood residue on the mattress frame, wet, bloody rags and towels in the bedroom and blood spots on the floors and walls.

In an interview with police, Ashley Rodgers said she never saw Madrid exhibit any violence toward Caden, but she did say that he told her they were wrestling and it had gotten "kinda rough" when she called home around 9:30 that night, the affidavit states.

After his arrest, Madrid allegedly waived his Miranda rights and agreed to speak to officers about what happened. The affidavit says that he told them he and Caden were wrestling and playing around until it seemed Caden did not want to play anymore. At that point, according to the document, Madrid admitted that out of frustration he threw the boy over his shoulder. He said that he did not see Caden hit the floor or bed, but he then saw him facedown on the floor with a cut on his head.

The document states that Madrid initially claimed the injury occurred only 15-20 minutes before Caden's mother arrived home, but he eventually admitted that it could have been closer to 10:30 pm. He allegedly said that he tried to clean up the blood but was afraid to call 911 for help.

After Caden died in the hospital, charges against Madrid were upgraded to one count of first-degree murder and two counts of child abuse resulting in death.

Madrid is being held without bond at Arapahoe County Jail. He has been assigned a public defender and is scheduled to appear in court again on January 31.

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  1. mamasd

    WHEN ARE YOU SINGLE MOTHERS GOING TO LEARN THAT NO MAN ON THIS PLANET WANTS TO WATCH YOUR CHILD????? GET A CLUE PLEASE!

    January 16, 2011 at 3:09 pm
  2. elin

    the mother should also go to jail for child endangerment there is no way that she didn't know this looser she is with is a drunk and a drug user!! POOR LITTLE BOY ! i hope this looser goes straight to HELL!

    January 16, 2011 at 4:33 pm
  3. concerned grandmother

    Another case of a BOYFRIEND being let into the home. Moms, please don't do it. Share the rent with a girlfriend. These guys are dangerous, and will hurt another man's child.

    January 16, 2011 at 6:55 pm
  4. Nathalie

    He's obviously still high as heck in the photos, or has two serious cases of pink eye. What a jerk!

    January 16, 2011 at 7:04 pm
  5. Mindy Elias

    There are no words:( I can only imagine how the mom feels. I feel so sorry for her.

    January 17, 2011 at 12:31 am
  6. SuziHB

    I take everything this man said with a grain of salt. He was 'wrestling'a baby?! A little two year old tot is tiny compared to what a grown man like he is. 'Body slammed' my backside. This man like so many other men could not stand the fact that his girlfriend had a child from another man and in anger and resentment hurt the child to the point it resulted in the little boys death. Lock him up for life!

    January 17, 2011 at 1:15 am
  7. April

    This makes me sick I just don't see why we have to pay for all these killers! Especially the ones who hurt children or kill them. They should not be aloud to live! This is not fare......

    January 17, 2011 at 8:51 am
  8. HeIsGod

    How sad!!! How can anyone play so rough much less kill an innocent child. And to think that he would be trusted to care for the child by the mother. May justice prevail!

    January 17, 2011 at 9:00 am
  9. Elin

    the mother should also go to jail for leaving her child with a looser drunk!! when she called to check on her son she must have known he was drunk!? why did she not go home to make sure her little one was safe. I think animal mothers have more brains !!! i'm so sick of STUPID PEOPLE!!!! poor little boy i wish this evil scum never got his hands on you. I WOULD LOVE TO THROW HIM IN A LION PIT.

    January 17, 2011 at 1:37 pm
  10. DJ

    See, this is perfectly acceptable because the parents are HETEROSEXUAL! It's a good thing gay adoption isn't allowed! I'd hate to think that the kid would've been turned queer. This is MUCH better than gay adoption. Everyone knows that these two are MUCH better at caring for a child than homos! Way to go straight people! With you folks around, who needs abortion?

    January 17, 2011 at 3:34 pm
  11. Jax

    This makes me sick to my stomach. It's a lose/lose situation for everyone involved, especially a beautiful child. I pray that God will be with the families affected by this tragedy. Heal, Forgive and Live life to its fullest.

    January 17, 2011 at 10:37 pm
  12. hang him

    The document states that Madrid initially claimed the injury occurred only 15-20 minutes before Caden's mother arrived home, but he eventually admitted that it could have been closer to 10:30 pm. He allegedly said that he tried to clean up the blood but was afraid to call 911 for help.

    So tell me why this scumbag should live?

    January 17, 2011 at 10:58 pm