UPDATE: man convicted in beating death of toddler died of drug overdose

Dustin Rybak (Jordan Bowen / WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  The Montgomery County Coroner has released the cause of death for he man convicted in the death of a child.

The coroner says Dustin Rybak died of an accidental overdose of Fentanyl.

Rybak died in November at Grandview Hospital in Dayton.

He pleaded guilty in March to involuntary manslaughter for the death of 19-month-old Takota Hasty. Rybak was sentenced in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.

READ MORE: Rybak sentenced to 18 years in prison for death of 19-month-old

Takota was 19-months-old when prosecutors say he was cut, beaten and burned by his mother and her then-boyfriend. At the time, they reported that the couple tried to hide the abuse with makeup.

The boy’s mother, Crystal Laurel, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges in September 2013. Part of her deal includes having to testify against her ex-boyfriend, Rybak, at trial. She was sentenced to six years in prison.

READ MORE: Family demands justice two years after toddler’s death

2 NEWS is working to learn more about this story and will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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