Toddler Dies In Aurora After Being Abused

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A toddler rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning after being abused has died.

2-year-old Caden Rodgers was pronounced dead about 9:20 p.m. Thursday.

Theodore Madrid, 30, was arrested early Wednesday morning after officers responded to a 911 call at his apartment in the 100 block of Dayton St.

The toddler was badly injured and rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Madrid is the boyfriend of Caden’s mother.

Madrid has been charged with felony child abuse. He is being held in the Arapahoe County Jail on $500,000 bond.

Crimes Against Children detectives are working with the District Attorney’s Office to update the charges and his bond.

  • kennyann

    omg…why would he abuse his lil angel…i feel sorry…i hate that man..

  • Soverysad

    I pity this poor family for their loss. But once again I have to wonder as iI read this story why this woman would bring a man into her home without knowing everthing bout him and subject her child to this. I know she was not at home when this happened, but what happened to knowing who you’re leavinb your child with? Perhaps it’s time that women with infants and toddlers stop shacking up with random men and actually maybe get to know the person that they’re allowing into their children’s lives.

    • John Rentz

      While I agree with you, I will go a step beyond, and wonder why so many women have children out of wedlock?

      Yes, marriage is difficult, but to deliberately bring childen into the world without a real Father is usually a poor, low class, and selfish judgement.

      Get an education, stay in school, do not do drugs, remain law abiding. Get it? I hope you do, because your poor decision making sets the stage for tragedies such as this one.

      My condolences to the child and the bereaved.

      • Tim

        The boyfriend is to blame for his actions, the mother is to blame for setting the situation up. He looks like a thug and she should have known his temperament very well before leaving her little child with him. In the end the child was her responsibility 100% she had the child and she was 100% responsible for his well being and safety, the man who fathered the child is to blame too since the child is also his responsibility too (where ever he might be). You’re wrong Cindy!

      • Cindy

        Wow… on some level I feel like I am entering the twighlight zone. Are you making the mother solely responsible for this man killing a child? Have you been in her home to completely know and understand what was what?

        Not all single mothers start off that way. SOME men do leave there families. So grouping them as a whole and staying that only wedlock is the way to have a family isn’t a fair attitude. Its someone who knows only a fraction of the facts, standing on a soap box, spouting what they deam as proper. I mean, look at Scott Peterson… He was married, educated, and had money. Why did he kill his pregnant wife?

        Theodore Madrid is at fault here. No one else.

        I give my prayers to the family at this time.

  • Lisa

    We do not know why this woman left her child with this man; however it has no bearing at this point on the sick and inhuman way the little boy was treated. I hope to God this man is treated the same way in prison. If you look at the evil guys eyes you can see they are almost blank. When I divorced my first husband and began dating my second husband a few years later, I knew eveything about him. I knew his firends, his employer, and began to spend time with his family, who were very upstanding citizens, yet I still did not leave my children alone with him, until we were actually married.

    • Tim

      You are exactly correct and did the right thing by being a faithfully responsible parent in not trusting a non-father around your children until you knew everything about him, the world needs more like you!

  • cdminot

    There is a special place in hell reserved for people who abuse and kill children; I hope this man goes thru an eternity of the same there

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