Conviction, sentence appealed in Teddy Foltz' death

YOUNGSTOWN — The man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend’s son and abusing the boy’s twin brothers has appealed his conviction and 33-years-to-life

sentence to the 7th District Court of Appeals.

In paperwork filed Friday, Zaryl Bush, 42, of Creed Street, Struthers, appealed his conviction and sentencing, saying that the plea “was not entered knowingly, intelligently and voluntarily” and that Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court abused his discretion by imposing consecutive multiple sentences and also by eschewing a recommended sentence of 22 years to life.

Judge Krichbaum sentenced Bush on June 28 after Bush pleaded guilty earlier in June to charges of murder, three counts of child endangering and tampering with evidence.

Teddy Foltz, 14, died in January, five days after a beating he received from Bush in front of one of his brothers. Both brothers were enlisted to help Bush try to cover up the crime.

Some observers termed the case one of the worst child-abuse cases they had seen.

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