On July 19, 2019, Michael D’Biagio, 45, contacted 17-year-old Darren Scott Jevcak after he learned his daughter allegedly had been sneaking out of the house to smoke marijuana and use cocaine with Jevcak, NBC News reported.
Jevcak told D'Biagio he was at Scustie’s Pizza in New Castle, so the father reportedly drove home to retrieve his gun and then went to the restaurant, where he shot the teenager five times and then moved in for a close-range shot to the victim’s head.
No drugs were found the teenager's possession. and toxicology reports showed Jevcak had no drugs in his system at the time of death, officials said.
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Attorneys for D’Biagio said they would likely file an appeal based on a defense of mental insanity, according to the Ellwood City Ledger.
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