Steven then moved in with his mom and her new husband and learned he was dyslexic. An ear infection that never healed caused partial deafness. Likewise, his stepfather beat him, making him run away at 9 years old.
Julia Ann sent him back to his great-uncle, but she brought him home at 12 years old after getting married a third time. His second stepfather abused McQueen and his mom even worse, so he turned back to the streets.