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Funeral services held for 14-year-old boy beaten to death

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BOARDMAN, Ohio - Funeral services were held on Saturday for a 14-year-old boy who was beaten to death.

At the Lane Family Funeral Home in Boardman, family, and friends said their goodbyes to Ted Foltz-Tedesco.

The boy who was known to his friends as Teddy left a lasting imprint on those who knew him.

One of the mourners, Loretta Stanford of Hubbard, described Teddy as very outgoing and very funny. She said he was a wonderful child that was loved by his friends.

Those who loved Teddy had a difficult time believing that he is gone. Molly Kloss traveled two hours to be at the funeral.

Kloss remembers Teddy as a kid with a huge heart. She said he was someone who would try to cheer others up by making them laugh and was always ready to lend a helping hand.

"He loved being outside. He loved playing. My daughter grew up with him. I had known his mother, we went to school together. He was a warm child. You wouldn't think it would happen to him, you know. He was such a sweetheart kid. He would do anything anybody asked him to do," Kloss said.

But police say that sweetheart of a kid died at the hands of his mom's boyfriend, 43-year-old Zaryl Bush who is being held on one million dollars bond.

Bush is charged with murder and rape.

Teddy's mom, 32-year-old Shain Widdersheim is being held on $100,000 bond.

She is charged with child endangering.

Both have pled not guilty.

But even some friends were shaking their heads and wondering how this could have happened to an innocent child.

"It's just a shame. Hopefully they can get justice for him and they both go to jail and stay there," Kloss said.

Widdersheims own father says it is unforgiveable his daughter didn't protect her son. He and Teddy's dad, Shawn Tedesco, say they want to work to see changes in children services and police investigations so this doesn't happen to another child.

Family members released a statement saying it is unbearable to have to say goodbye to a child. But having to say goodbye to a child under these circumstances is unimaginable.

For now, Teddy's loved ones hold on to each other and their memories of the young boy that they cherished.

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