Dying Too Young: Teagin Rust

Oklahoman Modified: March 27, 2009 at 4:14 pm •  Published: March 26, 2009
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Name: Teagin Rust

Age: 4

Place of residence: El Reno

Died: around Jan. 12, 2009

What happened: Teagin, his three sisters and their mother were strangled in their apartment in El Reno. The bodies of the children were found in a bathtub. The body of the mother, Summer Rust, 25, was on a bed.

Other: The mother's live-in boyfriend, ex-convict Joshua Durcho, 26, is charged with first-degree murder. Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty. In 2007, the mother wrote in a letter to Teagin's father, “Teagin wants to be a truck driver when he grows up. He's crazy about cars and trucks.”

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