Wed. 4:34pm: Father speaks out in Struthers boy’s death

STRUTHERS – Family members said they had no idea 14-year-old Teddy Foltz was being abused by his mother’s boyfriend because his mother refused access to the boy.

Shawn Tedesco, the boy’s father, and other family members, including sisters of the mother, said the behavior began when Zaryl Bush, 43, began seeing Shain Widdersheim three years ago.

Bush was arraigned today in Municipal Court for the rape and murder of the boy and his bond was set at $1 million. Widdersheim was arrested on complicity and obstruction charges after she refused to cooperate with investigators.

Foltz died early Monday morning after first being taken to the hospital Jan. 21 by Widdersheim. A family member asked police to investigate Jan. 23 because of the suspicious nature of his injuries.