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Bond set for Struthers mom facing child endangering charges

STRUTHERS, Ohio- Additional charges could mount against the Struthers mother charged with child endangering after her son died from head trauma last weekend.

Shain Widdershiem, 32, appeared in Struthers Municipal Court for her arraignment, where her bond was set at $100,000.

Widdershiem's son Teddy Foltz died Saturday after he was taken off of life support. He was taken to Akron Children's Mahoning Valley Jan. 21 after he suffered head trauma and frost bite. He died five days later at St. Elizabeth's Health Center.

Widdershiem's boyfriend, Zaryl Bush, 43, is charged with murder and rape in connection with Foltz's death. Bush is being held on $1 million bond. He waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday.

The investigation is ongoing according to Dominic Leone, city prosecutor and law director and Widdershiem could face additional charges in the matter.

"As the facts keep developing, it's possible and it's likely there may be other charges out there and there's a potential for more serious charges," Leone said.

It's believed abuse had taken place in the home during that past three years during which time, detectives report, Bush ran the home like a "boot camp" and isolated the family from outside friends and famly.

"If she is involved in any shape or form either covering up or the evidence of the potential alleged murder or the alleged rape, she could be involved as what they call complicit in the rape.

Detectives say they weren't notified of his injuries until two days after he was taken to the hospital.

Police also say that Teddy's twin 10-year old brothers were removed from the home by Mahoning County Children Services on Thursday. So far, Leone says it's unclear if Teddy's younger brothers suffered any abuse.

Follow 21 News for the latest developments as information becomes available.

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