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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio- Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge R. Scott Krichbaum sentenced Zaryl Bush to 33-years to life for the beating death of 14-year-old Teddy Foltz back in January.

As sentencing was handed down on Friday, Judge Krichbaum called the torture that Teddy and his twin brothers endured at the hands of their mother's boyfriend, "Evil, unconscionable and demonic."

Bush spoke for less than 30 seconds, saying: "I take responsibility for what I did."

Mahoning County Children Services caseworker Patty Amendolea became emotional when she spoke on behalf of Teddy's 11-year-old twin brothers, including one who witnessed the crime.

Amendolea told the court, "They lived in a household of fear from Zaryl Bush. This man controlled their every thought, their every movement, everything that went on in this house. It's disgusting that evil like this lives in our community." 

Assistant County Prosecutor Becky  Doherty credited the work of Children Services' caseworker Denise Altomare for her work in solving the case by encouraging Teddy's siblings to talk about what was going on in the home.

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