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MAYS LANDING, N.J. (PIX11) -- Theresa and Kevin McDevitt, Sr. have never missed a court hearing connected to the overdose death of their only son, Kevin Jr.

An admitted pimp -- Dewight Montrell Greer -- is charged under the “strict liability” law with providing the cocaine and heroin that caused the death of their 21-year-old son, who was found lifeless on a motel bed in Atlantic City on Aug. 31, 2010.

The Atlantic City police called his death “accidental.” But McDevitt’s parents believe the college student was fatally drugged so his bank card could be stolen.

“I have to go after who killed him,” his father Kevin Sr. told PIX11 Investigates from his Orange County home.

Greer, also known as Romale Tyson, is not charged with a homicide, but McDevitt’s parents have spent four years tracking Greer’s criminal background in identity fraud and the sex trade and believe he should be held more accountable for their son’s death.

One of Greer’s former prostitutes recently contacted Kevin's parents through a website they established to solicit information about their son's last hours alive.

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The woman doesn’t want her name used but she told the McDevitts and PIX 11 that Greer tried to teach girls how to lure men and drug them.

“He was training his girls,” the woman told PIX11 Investigates Tuesday, “to sedate guys by using Visine drops. And they put heroin and cocaine in (the drops)….to take their credit card, and he done it by drugging them.”

Kevin McDevitt Jr. had more than $6,000 withdrawn taken from his bank account in the hours and days after his death.

Theresa and Kevin McDevitt Sr. received permission from the caller to record their interviews with her but when they presented the audio cassette to the Atlantic County prosecutor’s office, it didn’t change the law enforcement decision in the case.

When PIX11 asked the prosecutor, James McClain, about the matter, he responded, “If there had been the evidence to support a homicide charge, other than the drug-related death charge, we would have pursued that.”

The prosecutor’s office received information from Kevin McDevitt’s friends that he had taken a Xanax pill, during their spontaneous “road trip” to Atlantic City.

Greer’s defense attorney said she would use this information in the case.

McDevitt Jr. had left the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City sometime after 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 31, 2010.

“He was in an intoxicated state when he left,” the defense attorney said. “His friends said it.”

One of McDevitt’s friends -- Mike, from Orange County -- said the college student never used hard drugs.

McDevitt’s father traced his son’s last steps in Atlantic City and even traveled to Miami, where Greer used to troll the streets of South Beach. Greer has been busted numerous times for pimping and identity fraud, but a federal conviction in a sex trafficking case was overturned on a legal technicality.

In November 2013, Greer was arrested in Louisiana on a warrant from New Jersey police.

Greer had been placed on New Jersey’s 12 Most Wanted list.

McDevitt’s father said he was shown a police report with a statement from one of the prostitutes working at Atlantic City’s Rodeway Inn with Greer the night of his son’s death.

“She states in Room 107, he (Greer) got loud, forceful, and abusive to get the card and PIN number from my son,” McDevitt Sr. told PIX11 Investigates.

Greer faces up to 80 years in prison, if convicted on human trafficking and strict liability charges in New Jersey.

But McDevitt’s parents want him held accountable for their son’s death.

McDevitt’s mother remains haunted by an image of her son that she recalls from his wake, before his remains were cremated.

“On the right side of his head, there was a perfect circle,” Theresa McDevitt told PIX 11. “Right here at his temple, there was a niche that looked like the barrel of a gun, embedded in his head.”

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