Zach Denaro's Father Questioned By Police About Assault At Son's Funeral


BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Zach Denaro’s father was questioned as a suspect by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputies about an assault that took place at his son’s funeral.
BocaNewsNow.com has learned that a young man — who said he was a friend of Zach’s — was allegedly roughed up outside the Babione Funeral Home just after the service for the West Boca High School student.
The young man — accompanied by his mother — told police that he was attacked by a group of adults. Police saw scratches and a ripped shirt on the victim.
Denaro’s father, according to a police report, admitted that he was angry at the young man but did not assault him. The deceased’s dad claimed that the victim “disrespected” the family by arriving at the funeral “dressed down” and then placed a “legalize it” wrist band in his son’s casket. The wristband included a picture of a marijuana leaf.
The victim has not yet decided whether or not to file charges against Denaro’s father.
Meantime, BocaNewsNow.com has learned that the investigation into Zach Denaro’s death continues and that no charges have been filed yet. Denaro died earlier this month after allegedly being given a tainted “acid-like” drug. Denaro, according to witnesses, engaged in a physical altercation with the drug dealer, a known acquaintance, and then slipped into a coma. He died at Delray Medical Center.
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3 thoughts on “Zach Denaro's Father Questioned By Police About Assault At Son's Funeral

  1. Good, I’m glad the little fool got roughed up. Why would you do something so disrespectful? And his mother was there? What kind of idiot is she to let him do that? Probably a crack head herself.

  2. Media making this sound worse if your son died from drugs and a kid comes in dressed ghetto smoking cigs and puts a drug related wrist band on his chest I would kick his ass too you forgot to mention the kid said he will come back and shoot up the funeral home

  3. I wonder who the young man was. A stoner from West Boca no doubt. His mom likely was just a permissive as Zachs’ parents were. To sad for everyone. I lost my son the same way. A last chance rescue and hope that he’s going to go straight and realize that this is no way to live day to day. Daily drug and alcohol abuse will end all of that really fast. I wonder if it was the boy who gave Zach the the acid in the first place. Our sympathies go out to the Denaro family and all of the families of the youths who are involved in this horrible ordeal. Parents-WAKE THE F-UP. Your kids are not only drinking alcohol and smoking pot but searching and yearning for the ultimate high. I pray to God that no more die and that we can get the message out to all of the ‘permissive parents’ – don’t turn your head away from this. You only know what your kids want you to see and it’s just the tip of the iceberg I promise you! Get involved. Don’t let them make the same mistakes we did and what is happening now.

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