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A Pennsylvania Dad Thought a Teenage Boy Got His Daughter into Drugs. So, He Killed Him Outside a Pizza Shop.

Pennsylvania Man Shot Teen He Thought Got Daughter Addicted to Drugs
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Michael D'Biagio to spend life behind bars for killing teen he thought got his daughter addicted to drugs.

Dec. 25 2023, Published 11:08 a.m. ET

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A Pennsylvania man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after he fatally shot a teenager in 2019 who he thought had gotten his daughter addicted to drugs, according to authorities.

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.

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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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In October 2023, a jury found D’Biagio guilty of first-degree murder, and on Dec. 7, a judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole, the Ellwood City Ledger reported.

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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