He and his brother were born several months later. Needing money, Winnie decided to sell one of the twins to the Jerichos. The four-year old Bev secretly followed and saw the transaction, which took place on Christmas Eve 1977. However, Winnie was so ashamed of what she had done that she never spent the money, staying in the Quadrant and raising Bev and the twin she kept, Gabriel.
Unknown to anyone, the twins were psychically linked, and their separation damaged the connection. This caused Gabriel to unknowingly drain energy from Steven.
After ten years, Eva Jericho brought the sickly Steven to Winnie, asking her to exchange the "damaged goods" for a healthy son. The proximity of his twin caused Gabriel to draw the remaining life from Steven, killing him. (PROSE: Damaged Goods)