1 year since toddler died; foster father charged

Posted at 11:48 PM, Sep 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-28 23:48:55-04

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- It's been one year since a 2-year-old Port St. Lucie boy died while in the care of his foster father.

Trysten Adams died on September 28, 2014.  An autopsy found lacerations on his liver, along with internal bleeding and bruising that would be consistent blunt force trauma.

His foster father, Michael Beer, was arrested and charged in the toddler's death.

Monday night, Trysten's grandmother, Elizabeth Taccetta, and members of her church gathered at her home to pray and remember Trysten.

Taccetta says a year after her grandson's death, she still can't grasp why anyone might harm him.

"He was so meek and shy. He was very quiet. I don't know how anybody could have ever even have thought about harming him," Taccetta said.

Taccetta has two other grandchildren in the foster system. She says she is working with DCF to get them out of the system.

Beer is still in the St. Lucie County jail.


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