Five high school students in Michigan are accused of throwing rocks off an overpass and killing a man. Kenneth White, a 32-year-old father of four, was riding home when a rock hit and killed him. The five suspects are 15 to 17 years old and all charged with second-degree murder. Adriana Diaz reports.
All five teenagers have been charged as adults, all have been denied bond, and each could face a maximum sentence of life in prison.
“I don’t believe that this was a deliberate attempt to take somebody’s life. It was a willful and wanton act that resulted in somebody’s death,” said Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton, according to NBC News. “These people should have known better. … Under Michigan law, that is second-degree murder.”
Besides allegedly hurling the rock that took White’s life, the five teenagers reportedly threw up to 20 other rocks onto the highway, including a 20-pounder. Those rocks caused damage to several other cars on Interstate 75, according to Cleveland.com.
Genesee County Sheriff Robert Picket said the five teenagers went out to eat at McDonalds after the rocks were thrown.
White leaves behind a fiancée and four children.