Man Arrested In Death Of 3-Year-Old T...

Man Arrested In Death Of 3-Year-Old Tulsa Boy

There are 1819 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Jun 23, 2010, titled Man Arrested In Death Of 3-Year-Old Tulsa Boy. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

A man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of three-year-old Jace Burgess.

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West of Crazy

Ventura, CA

#576 Jun 30, 2010
Here's the time line I've put together, after reading these forum posts, the news story, and the family blog.

2003 - Protective orders are granted to two females with the same last name against Cody Sartin in Payne County. Cody is suspected of shaking another child, one that survives.

2007 - Leslie Burgess is the attending nurse when Jace is born prematurely a special needs baby, then adopts Jace and raises him with the help of her sister.

March of 2010 - Two more females seek and are granted restraining orders from Cody Sartin, evicting him from the property and barring him from the female victim's job place.

(Is this when Leslie and Cody meet? On an online dating site?)

Mid May 2010 - Jace says 'Cody shook me' has bruises, is taken to see the doctor, but the doctor says it's nothing to worry about.

End of May 2010 - Stacey moves out and Cody moves in.

Early June 2010 - Jace celebrates his 3rd birthday.

Sunday, June 13th - Jace spends the day with Stacey and Leslie, Jace is tired, Leslie gives him a bath and does not notice any bruising. Leslie then goes to work, leaving Jace with Cody Sartin. At some point after this, Jace becomes shaken so hard that his brain is damaged and it swells.

1 a.m. Monday, June 14th - Cody dials 911.(At this point Cody and Leslie were still involved romantically, and he was not 'her ex-boyfriend who was watching the child.)

(Here there is confusion, did Cody flee at this point, or did he ride with the paramedics to the hospital? I've seen both posted.)

Monday, June 14th - The doctor is not hopeful about Jace's condition. To cope, Stacey begins to write about what is going on to help deal with her emotions. The criminal investigation starts prior to the first post.

Tuesday, June 15th - Leslie applies for an emergency protection order for her and Jace. This epo also evicts Cody Sartin from the residence... the second time a court has ordered him out of a female's residence in a 3 month period.

Wednesday, June 16th - Jace is brain dead, his organs are donated so that others may live, and Leslie spends what little time she has left holding the dying child in her arms.

Wednesday, June 23rd - Cody Sartin is arrested in Payne County by Tulsa Police Officers, and the State of Oklahoma files first degree murder charges against Cody Sartin, and bond is denied.

Can anybody fill in any holes I've missed?
jjj

Glenpool, OK

#577 Jun 30, 2010
Just Curious wrote:
What i dont understand is if this happened on the 12/13th of june and Cody was this "monster" then y did Leslie not put a restraining order against him until the 15th of june. Also its been said that her rights got taken away when they brought the little boy into the hospital and she had court to get her rights reinstated on the 15th. It sounds to me like she was told to put a restaining order on him not bc she was scared of him but so she could get her rights back to see her son. And just another thought: Could it be that her attorey or family r telling her to do this so she wont look guilty bc if they werent blaming Cody then they would be blaming her. And the charge for neglect is alot less than a charge for murder. Something doesnt add up with her story. This whole thing just rubbed me the wrong way. oh and another thing: is it possible that Leslies family or attorney told her to say that Jace said "Cody shake me" just so it would sound like this happened alot. is it possible that she kept leaving Jace with Cody bc he really was safe with him. and everyone keeps bringing up the po's, it is very possible that he has bad luck with crazy girls. I heard that one of the girls that has a restraining order on him her grandmother is going to testify on Codys behalf bc her granddaughter is manic depressive and bi polar and went off her meds and went crazy when she put the po against Cody and Cody didnt try to fight the po bc he didnt want to be around her anyways and the judge on that case said to him that the po works both ways. And the other Girl that had a restraining order on him a long time ago had her first child taken away bc she was beating her and then thesame thing happened to her second child and she tried to blame that on cody but he was at work at the time it happened. This is just stuff i heard and if its all true then i think all the Leslie supporters r gonna have a rude awakening.
Please check the facts. The protective order she requested is on her sons behalf, not hers.
Bodidly

United States

#578 Jun 30, 2010
Just Curious wrote:
What i dont understand is if this happened on the 12/13th of june and Cody was this "monster" then y did Leslie not put a restraining order against him until the 15th of june. Also its been said that her rights got taken away when they brought the little boy into the hospital and she had court to get her rights reinstated on the 15th. It sounds to me like she was told to put a restaining order on him not bc she was scared of him but so she could get her rights back to see her son. And just another thought: Could it be that her attorey or family r telling her to do this so she wont look guilty bc if they werent blaming Cody then they would be blaming her. And the charge for neglect is alot less than a charge for murder. Something doesnt add up with her story. This whole thing just rubbed me the wrong way. oh and another thing: is it possible that Leslies family or attorney told her to say that Jace said "Cody shake me" just so it would sound like this happened alot. is it possible that she kept leaving Jace with Cody bc he really was safe with him. and everyone keeps bringing up the po's, it is very possible that he has bad luck with crazy girls. I heard that one of the girls that has a restraining order on him her grandmother is going to testify on Codys behalf bc her granddaughter is manic depressive and bi polar and went off her meds and went crazy when she put the po against Cody and Cody didnt try to fight the po bc he didnt want to be around her anyways and the judge on that case said to him that the po works both ways. And the other Girl that had a restraining order on him a long time ago had her first child taken away bc she was beating her and then thesame thing happened to her second child and she tried to blame that on cody but he was at work at the time it happened. This is just stuff i heard and if its all true then i think all the Leslie supporters r gonna have a rude awakening.
A LOT of here say
Bodidly

United States

#579 Jun 30, 2010
West of Crazy wrote:
Here's the time line I've put together, after reading these forum posts, the news story, and the family blog.
2003 - Protective orders are granted to two females with the same last name against Cody Sartin in Payne County. Cody is suspected of shaking another child, one that survives.
2007 - Leslie Burgess is the attending nurse when Jace is born prematurely a special needs baby, then adopts Jace and raises him with the help of her sister.
March of 2010 - Two more females seek and are granted restraining orders from Cody Sartin, evicting him from the property and barring him from the female victim's job place.
(Is this when Leslie and Cody meet? On an online dating site?)
Mid May 2010 - Jace says 'Cody shook me' has bruises, is taken to see the doctor, but the doctor says it's nothing to worry about.
End of May 2010 - Stacey moves out and Cody moves in.
Early June 2010 - Jace celebrates his 3rd birthday.
Sunday, June 13th - Jace spends the day with Stacey and Leslie, Jace is tired, Leslie gives him a bath and does not notice any bruising. Leslie then goes to work, leaving Jace with Cody Sartin. At some point after this, Jace becomes shaken so hard that his brain is damaged and it swells.
1 a.m. Monday, June 14th - Cody dials 911.(At this point Cody and Leslie were still involved romantically, and he was not 'her ex-boyfriend who was watching the child.)
(Here there is confusion, did Cody flee at this point, or did he ride with the paramedics to the hospital? I've seen both posted.)
Monday, June 14th - The doctor is not hopeful about Jace's condition. To cope, Stacey begins to write about what is going on to help deal with her emotions. The criminal investigation starts prior to the first post.
Tuesday, June 15th - Leslie applies for an emergency protection order for her and Jace. This epo also evicts Cody Sartin from the residence... the second time a court has ordered him out of a female's residence in a 3 month period.
Wednesday, June 16th - Jace is brain dead, his organs are donated so that others may live, and Leslie spends what little time she has left holding the dying child in her arms.
Wednesday, June 23rd - Cody Sartin is arrested in Payne County by Tulsa Police Officers, and the State of Oklahoma files first degree murder charges against Cody Sartin, and bond is denied.
Can anybody fill in any holes I've missed?
Who are you to put together a time line.... isn't that the police job... and it sure doesn't need to be posted here... THIS ISN'T A TRIAL
peace

Coweta, OK

#580 Jun 30, 2010
I think this forum should probably stop. It's not helping either party.....
Miss Molly

Chicago, IL

#581 Jun 30, 2010
peace wrote:
I think this forum should probably stop. It's not helping either party.....
"Forums" don't help anyone.... it's an avenue of conversation, debate and freedom of speech.

If parties want "help"... I suggest your local pastor/priest if religious or put in a mood CD.
Lookathim

Tulsa, OK

#582 Jun 30, 2010
Bodidly wrote:
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Who are you to put together a time line.... isn't that the police job... and it sure doesn't need to be posted here... THIS ISN'T A TRIAL
Bodidly What is your problem?? You are getting way to upset over this whole thing, I'm beging to believe you are alot closer to this case than you are letting on.

WHO ARE YOU TO TELL SOMEONE WHAT DOES OR DOES NOT NEED TO BE POSTED HERE?

I'M SURE WE ALL KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT A TRIAL BUT YOU NEED TO REMEMBER ALL OF US HAVE A RIGHT TO POST OUR THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS HERE. THIS IS A PUBLIC FORUM.

I found the timeline to be very helpful, thanks for taking the time to look back thru everything and post that!!
Miss Molly

Chicago, IL

#583 Jun 30, 2010
I would need to go back and look at the PO's..however I do believe that one of those is actually Cody declaring the PO on a woman.
Miss Molly

Chicago, IL

#584 Jun 30, 2010
Lookathim wrote:
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Bodidly What is your problem?? You are getting way to upset over this whole thing, I'm beging to believe you are alot closer to this case than you are letting on.
WHO ARE YOU TO TELL SOMEONE WHAT DOES OR DOES NOT NEED TO BE POSTED HERE?
I'M SURE WE ALL KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT A TRIAL BUT YOU NEED TO REMEMBER ALL OF US HAVE A RIGHT TO POST OUR THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS HERE. THIS IS A PUBLIC FORUM.
I found the timeline to be very helpful, thanks for taking the time to look back thru everything and post that!!
Kudo's good job Lookathim. I believe it's a very civil thread for the most part.
supermommie

Oklahoma City, OK

#585 Jun 30, 2010
Bodidly wrote:
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I am not blaming it on diabetes... I am saying it is a possibility and that it will play a part in his defense... So are you welcome to leave anytime you like... but saying bad things about the mother and listening to a lot of rumors and bad things coming from people about the man that supposedly did this is doing no one harm except you and the family of the little boy!
Its not doing me any harm I am not the one that killed a kid nor listen to my instincts.....
Lookathim

Tulsa, OK

#586 Jun 30, 2010
Miss Molly wrote:
<quoted text>
Kudo's good job Lookathim. I believe it's a very civil thread for the most part.
Thank you Miss Molly. I agree for the most part all of us have been able to voice our opinions and thoughts on this story and we have been very respectful of each other.

I don't know what Bodidly's problem is, he/she must be the type of person that people stay away from at a party because if you don't agree with everything they are saying and you don't laugh at their jokes they get mad!! LOL
Wondering

Watkins Glen, NY

#587 Jun 30, 2010
Miss Molly wrote:
I would need to go back and look at the PO's..however I do believe that one of those is actually Cody declaring the PO on a woman.
PO-2000-00306 Cody filed this against a woman, it was dismissed by the court and both parties were to each pay half of court costs.
PO-2003-80 Filed against Cody and granted for 3 years.
PO-2003-81 Filed against Cody and granted for 3 years.
PO-2010-645 Filed against Cody and granted for 3 years.
PO-2010-647 Filed against Cody and granted for 3 years for stalking only.
PO-2010-2004 Filed against Cody by Leslie Burgess on behalf of Jace Burgess. It has been dismissed due to Jace's death. There is a note that Plaintiff is to refile on behalf of herself.
Miss Molly

Chicago, IL

#588 Jun 30, 2010
Thank you for your research Wondering.
Bodidly

Mcalester, OK

#590 Jun 30, 2010
Lookathim wrote:
<quoted text>
Bodidly What is your problem?? You are getting way to upset over this whole thing, I'm beging to believe you are alot closer to this case than you are letting on.
WHO ARE YOU TO TELL SOMEONE WHAT DOES OR DOES NOT NEED TO BE POSTED HERE?
I'M SURE WE ALL KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT A TRIAL BUT YOU NEED TO REMEMBER ALL OF US HAVE A RIGHT TO POST OUR THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS HERE. THIS IS A PUBLIC FORUM.
I found the timeline to be very helpful, thanks for taking the time to look back thru everything and post that!!
There is a grieving family... and their concerns... and feelings need to be taken into consideration... out of courtesy if nothing else!!!! These forums need to be shut down and people need to stop hurting other people...
West of Crazy

Ventura, CA

#591 Jun 30, 2010
@Bodidly - Who are you to get so angry at words? Is someone forcing you to read these forums? I've seen you come back and complain time and again that there are those of us with open minds capable of discussing the facts to grasp a better understanding of how this could happen to such a sweet little boy. I think you need to have your meds adjusted, you seem imbalanced.

@JJJ - According to oscn.net , the restraining order was against Cody Sartin listing both Leslie and Jace while evicting Cody Sartin from her residence. So your information, according to official record, is wrong.

@Miss Molly - I left off the PO Cody had against another women, as it was dismissed. There has been a ton of conjecture on here, and in the sake of sanity I dug in and did as much reading as I could get my google hands on.(even found that the evening Jace was shaken to death, Cody Sartin became friends with 'Onion Booty' what appears to be a porn solicitor.)

The point of laying out a time line is to clear up some of the misunderstanding inherent from the beginning of this thread, I see no harm in clarification, and to attempt to figure out what we can only speculate.
West of Crazy

Ventura, CA

#592 Jun 30, 2010
Apologies, for posting the same thing twice.
Miss Molly

Chicago, IL

#593 Jun 30, 2010
It would be interesting to also know what the timeline was from when:

1. Cody and Leslie met on-line..
2. To when they "dated"..
3. Date Cody moved into Leslie's home

Who was watching Angel Jace before Cody came into the picture?

It's also my understanding that St. John's has an on-site daycare for employees. Why wasn't that being utilized?

“Stercus accidit!”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#594 Jun 30, 2010
What is wrong with that man? You have to really be one sick individual to have in yourself the ability to harm a child.

What an adorable little guy Jace was. Look at that smile on his face. I just read all of his mothers blog entries. Wow, what an ordeal for her and her family. I am so sorry that they had to go through it just because a person couldn't restrain himself. Hopefully he will get his punishment swiftly and painfully.
West of Crazy

Ventura, CA

#595 Jun 30, 2010
@Miss Molly... through court records, the best we can do is know that in March of 2010 he was evicted by an epo from one females residence. By the end of May, Cody had moved into the house that previously Leslie shared with her sister Stacey. As far as I can tell, Stacey was caring for Jace only two weeks before the accident. As far as on-site daycare, I'm not too sure. I also read on a blog that Leslie was called into work, and that it wasn't a scheduled shift. I have nothing to point to as far as backing that up though... and it was a night shift, who wants to take their child to a sitter in the middle of the night, when you suppose that the man who says he loves you, and moved in with you two weeks ago seems capable of watching the child.

Yes, Jace had said 'Cody shake me,' a month prior to the accident. Yes, Leslie noticed bruises. After both of these incidents we have Cody denying any wrong doing, and the doctors saying that the first set of bruises were nothing to worry about. Whatever the confrontation between Leslie and Cody, it seemed to be something they put behind them, for after this Cody moved in.
Bodidly

United States

#596 Jun 30, 2010
I also have a question... why do you feel you need to dig up and read all of this...do you realize this might make it difficult to get him a fair trial... and they might have to do it again... or postpone etc

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