• Stepfather charged in toddler's death

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    FREEDOM, Pa. - A Beaver County man is behind bars, accused in the death of his toddler stepson.

    Police said the toddler died at a home in Freedom over the weekend.

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    Police said Ty Lucente, of Freedom, admitted to taking Suboxone, for which he did not have a prescription, and falling asleep on top of the 2-year-old boy.

    “My son was the most happy, bubbly, amazing little boy,” said Alana Darroch, the boy's mother.


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    Instead of celebrating Mikey's 2nd birthday in a few weeks, Darroch is planning his funeral. She said she never thought anything would happen to her kids while Lucente was watching them.

    “Ty was a loving, caring father figure in my son’s lie. He took care of all of us. So what happened? I don’t know,” she said.

    Darroch said she lost her son and her boyfriend.

    “I don’t know if I can look him in the eyes just yet,” she said.


     

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