He said his adoptive son sometimes recalls the abuse to him. “These are the memories that (he) has. His memories are fear and pain, and confusion as to why he wasn’t protected,” he told Tait in court. “Scotty died alone on a floor, and he watched it and he was alone,” he said. Although Gary Fellenbaum may have inflicted the fatal blows that finally killed McMillan, ultimately the boys’ well-being was Tait’s responsibility. “You should have protected them,” he said. “You protect your children.”