A Philadelphia man wanted in the death of a 7-year-old who fell between cars on a moving subway train last year is in custody, law enforcement reported.
Jahras Edwards, 27, turned himself in to Philadelphia police, the District Attorney’s Office reported. Edwards surrendered Tuesday morning, SEPTA Transit Police said.
Edwards is the second person charged in the death of Aden Devlin. The other, the boy’s father, Troy, was arrested in August. The arrests were made after an investigation conducted by SEPTA police and charges were approved by the District Attorney’s Office.
Aden was walking between two subway cars, selling candy with his 11-year-old brother and Edwards, when he fell and was run over near the Allegheny station on Sept. 23, 2018. Troy Devlin and Edwards are accused of using the two children and others from their Strawberry Mansion neighborhood to sell items on trains and bring in money the two men kept. In earlier statements, the District Attorney’s Office spokesperson described the activity as a form of illegal child labor.