Pills and pink bottle

A Gulf Coast man says he gave his 15-year-old son powerful prescription drugs because he wanted the boy to know "how to party right.''

Steven Alfano is now charged with third-degree murder after son Vincent died of an accidental overdose in June.

Witnesses say the 47-year-old Spring Hill man showed his son how to crush and snort pills like the painkiller oxycodone and the heroin substitute methadone.

Alfano was arrested Friday and is being held without bail. Officials did not know if he had a lawyer.

The father initially told police he kept the medications locked away so no one else could get them.

Alfano later told two of Vincent's friends that he knowingly gave the drugs to his son to teach him to party. The conversation was recorded by police.

Here's the link to the Orlando Sentinel article...

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