Papa from Philadelphia is accused of the death of his seven-year-old son who was killed after he fell between two moving subways while selling candy on the train
- The father of a seven-year-old boy who died after falling from a moving subway last year has been charged with the death of his son
- Troy Devlin, 37, from Philadelphia, is accused of endangering the well-being of children and other related crimes
- Aden Devlin, 11, fell between metro cars when he sold candy on the train
- An arrest warrant was also issued for a man, 26-year-old Jahras Edwards, who was with the son of Devlin on the night of his death
Aden Devlin, 11, fell between metro cars when he sold candy on the train
The father of a seven-year-old boy was charged with his death after he fell between two subways while the train was moving.
Troy Devlin, 37, from Philadelphia, is accused of endangering the well-being of children, corruption of minors, and reckless danger to another person.
His son, Aden, sold sweets in the subway alongside his 11-year-old brother and an older man, 26-year-old Jahras Edwards, on the SEPTA train of the city in September 2018.
The train was running between the Allegheny and Lehigh stations when Aden walked between subways when he slipped and fell between the two.
Aden apparently dropped some candy when the train started to move, but couldn't reach it and lost his position.
Aden & # 39; s father, Troy Devlin, 37, has been charged with the death of his son
The young Aden has been selling candy on the train since he was four years old
His brother tried to catch him and Edwards then grabbed the 11-year-old, but Aden fell between the moving cars.
He landed on the tracks below while the train continued its journey over him.
The operator finally stopped the train at Lehigh station after being notified of the incident, but Aden was already dead.
& # 39; His brother came back and cried, & # 39; told a passenger who did not want to be identified NBC10: & # 39; He grabbed my hand and there was nothing to say. & # 39;
Family members told Philly.com that they had been selling candy on the train for nearly a year by the time the accident occurred.
Some relatives said that Aden had sold sweets at the 69th Street Transportation Center since the age of four.
SEPTA police chief Thomas Nestel called the death of Aden & # 39; a terrible, terrible thing & # 39 ;.
& # 39; If you imagine a 7-year-old boy in our metro, you will see him sitting in a chair and driving an adult to the next station and traveling safely on our system, & # 39; said Nestel.
The train ran between Allegheny and Lehigh stations on the SEPTA train from Philadelphia. Aden walked between the metro's when he slipped and fell between them
Aden apparently dropped some candy when the train started running and tried to get it back, but lost his position. He called between the gap
An arrest warrant was also issued for a man who was with Devlin & # 39; s son on the night of his death, 26-year-old Jahras Edwards
After the juvenile's death, the NTSB and the Philadelphia District Attorney & # 39; s Office began investigating the incident.
The prosecutor soon found that Devlin, the boy's father, and Edwards, used the two boys to earn money for them.
Aden's father said in an interview in 2018 that teaching his sons to sell candy showed them & # 39; how they can earn money at a young age without doing illegal things & # 39 ;.
Devlin was arrested and charged on Saturday. He is being held on bail of $ 200,000.
His alleged accomplice, Edwards, is also expected to be accused of murder, conspiracy, endangering the well-being of children, corruption of minors and recklessly endangering another person.
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