Judge: Teens in fatal rock-throwing will get adult sentences
Flint — Four teens who pleaded guilty to throwing a rock from an expressway overpass in 2017 that caused the death of a 32-year-old man will be sentenced as adults.
Genesee Circuit Judge Joseph J. Farah on Tuesday ruled lawyers for Mark A. Sekelsky, 18,Trevor A. Gray, 16, Mikadyn M. Payne, 17, and Alexzander S. Mille, 17, have until Aug. 20 to withdraw their guilty pleas.
Kenneth White of Mt. Morris was riding in a van when a rock smashed through a van windshield on Interstate 75 in Vienna Township, 80 miles north of Detroit.
Kyle Anger, who was accused of throwing the rock that hit the van, pleaded guilty in October to second-degree murder. He was not in court Tuesday.
In his ruling, Farah pointed to social media messages that included discussions by the teens about getting tear-drop tattoos after reports surfaced that White died.