UPDATE: Struthers police charge mother with child endangering, her son died Saturday

STRUTHERS — City police have charged the mother of the 14-year-old boy, who was fatally injured here Jan. 21, with child endangering, a second-degree felony.

Arrested on the charge this afternoon in the death of Theodore A. Foltz was Shain P. Widdersheim, 32, of 28 Creed St., said Detective Jeffrey J. Lewis.

“We don’t believe the injury was at her hand, however she was involved in it, but we can’t speculate on too many of the details as it is still ongoing,” the detective said of the investigation.

Widdersheim’s former boyfriend, Zaryl G. Bush, 43 of 533 Creed St., was arraigned this morning in Struthers Municipal Court on murder and rape charges in the boy’s death. Bond for him was set at $1 million.

The Mahoning County Coroner's office said the boy died of head trauma. He died of his injuries Saturday in St. Elizabeth Health Center.

City Prosecutor Dominic Leone made the request for Bush's high bond to visiting Judge James Dunn.

Judge Dunn said he would appoint a lawyer to represent Bush, who said he currently has no income and cannot afford to hire a lawyer.

Leone called for the high bond because he said Bush was a flight risk and because the seriousness of the charges warrant it.

Bush is in Mahoning County jail. Atty. Lou DeFabio represented Bush at the arraignment.

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