UPDATE: Bedford County teen accused of killing stepfather

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DEFIANCE, BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Bedford County man is dead following a domestic dispute with his wife that ended up bringing his stepson outside.

We’re told state police were sent to a home in Defiance around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. Officers said that’s when they found Scott Rogers, 50, injured and laying on the concrete and had him taken to UPMC Altoona where he later died from his injuries.

Rogers’ stepson, Brendon Thompson, 19, is now facing numerous charges in relation to the incident. 

The criminal complaint states that Thompson and his younger brother were playing Playstation in the house when they heard the mother and stepfather yelling outside. Thompson told police that Rogers had grabbed his mother by the neck or wrist and he at his stepfather yelled to stop, calling Rogers a “psycho.” Rogers proceeded to approach his stepson, pushing him and telling him to “c’mon on, big boy” before pushing him again. According to the complaint, police say Thompson told them he pushed back and that’s when Rogers fell off the porch and landed on the concrete.

During the interview, the Trooper got a call that Rogers had died at UPMC Altoona.

Officials say he’s charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. 

Thompson is currently behind bars at the Bedford County Jail.

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