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Man sentenced for murdering Struthers teen files appeal

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The man who pleaded guilty to murdering his ex-girlfriend's teenage son is appealing his 33-year-to-life prison sentence.

Attorney Ed Czopur tells 21 news that he filed the appeal on Friday for Zaryl Bush.

The 43-year-old pleaded guilty in June to murdering 14-year-old Teddy Foltz.

Bush admitted to eight charges, including the on-going abuse of Foltz, and the severe beating that ultimately caused his death on January 26.

The victim's own mother, Shain Widdersheim pleaded guilty to four child endangering charges and obstruction of justice for instructing her 11-year-old twins to lie about what they witnessed.

An involuntary manslaughter charge was dismissed against Widdersheim because prosecutors say she was not present at the time of the beating.

For her role in the crime she could be sentenced to 10 years in prison according to prosecutors. She's scheduled to be sentenced in August.

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