Harvey Burk Simington told investigators in a taped interview played for jurors that the victim, then 4, initiated the incident.
Police have made arrests in the case of a woman’s body that was found in a moving van.
South Roxana police & Madison County coroner’s office investigating
Authorities say Patricia Cage’s former boyfriend, Sean Starwalt, hit 4-year-old Jeremiah Bradford in the head, chest and abdomen in South Roxana in September 2010.
Slick road likely led to crash
She blames her boyfriend.
Police are looking for 41-year-old Timothy Beamon of South Roxana