Bail reduced for father charged in death of 7-year-old son on Broad Street Line

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A judge has reduced bail for the man charged in the death of his 7-year-old son, who fell from a SEPTA subway train last September as he sold candy to passengers.

The judge lowered his bail from $250,000 to $65,000.

Authorities initially charged Troy Devlin with involuntary manslaughter after his young son, Aden, fell to his death on the Broad Street Line. Aden was walking between the subway cars near Allegheny Station, trying to sell candy bars, when he fell.

Prosecutors have also charged another man, Jaharas Edward — who is a relative to the father-son pair — with third-degree murder.

SEPTA officials have since added more signage and brighter decals warning against moving between cars, but NTSB officials are pushing for more.