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Death of Bronx teen during argument with stepdad ruled a homicide

New York Post logo: MainLogo New York Post 1/27/2023 Amanda Woods, Craig McCarthy

A 15-year-old boy’s death inside a Bronx apartment following an argument with his stepdad has been ruled a homicide, officials said.

The city’s Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that Corde Scott died of “homicidal asphyxia including compression of neck,” a spokesperson for the office said Friday.

Scott died Monday morning at Jacobi Medical Center after a fight with his stepfather inside their apartment on Doris Street near Lyon Avenue in Westchester Square, cops said.

Cops initially questioned the 28-year-old stepdad, but according to police sources, detectives initially believed the stepfather was acting in self-defense.

No charges have been filed against the stepfather.

© Provided by New York Post Young Corde Scott died on Monday following an argument with his stepdad. Tomas E. Gaston for NY Post

The stepdad was on parole for an assault that landed him in prison for three years, state Department of Corrections records show. He was released this past December.

It was unclear what the two were arguing over.

Additional reporting by Joe Marino and Larry Celona


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