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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:25 PM

Teenager concealed stop sign. Caused death. Gets 4 year sentence.

Ohio teen gets 4 years in stop sign prank deaths

An Ohio teen has been sentenced to serve four years behind bars in a fatal traffic crash caused by the concealment of a stop sign with petroleum jelly and plastic wrap.

Nineteen-year-old Seth Stonerock, of Stoutsville, was sentenced Wednesday in Pickaway County after making a tearful apology to families of the two women who died.

He had pleaded guilty in February to two reckless homicide charges.

Authorities say 85-year-old Mary Spangler died in the Aug. 17 crash when her 81-year-old sister, Jeanne Shea, drove past the stop sign and collided with another vehicle. Shea died Sept. 6.

Defense attorney Bill Meeks says Stonerock has been contrite and remorseful since the crash and feels the penalty is justified. He plans to ask the judge to consider early release in several months.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/04/11/national/a103350D81.DTL#ixzz1rwTynyoa

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Reply Teenager concealed stop sign. Caused death. Gets 4 year sentence. (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Apr 2012 OP
LiberalFighter Apr 2012 #1
cali Apr 2012 #2
XanaDUer Apr 2012 #3
chrisa Apr 2012 #6
XanaDUer Apr 2012 #7
newfie11 Apr 2012 #4
RebelOne Apr 2012 #5
deutsey Apr 2012 #8
Kalidurga Apr 2012 #9

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:26 PM

1. Kids can be damn stupid at that age.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:29 PM

2. I don't have a problem with this sentence

I hope that Seth will be able to put this in his past and that this can serve as an example to other kids thinking about pulling stupid pranks that endanger others.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:30 PM

3. Sorry. Nineteen should know better

Those two poor women and
their friends and family. Imagine living that long just to die due to an idiot's prank.
On edit- i see it's in Circleville, OH. Weird stuff went on in that town... The Circleville Poison Pen Letter case for one.

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Response to XanaDUer (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:37 PM

6. I thought this story was about a 13 year old.

19 is just sad. That's something a 12 year old would try to do to get a laugh from his friends.

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Response to chrisa (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:46 PM

7. Me too

Big diff if he was just 13. But that Circleville case there was never solved and it went on for years. Weird. One aspect of it was setting up a roadside booby trap and a sign.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:31 PM

4. so sad for all

Kids steal/tear up road signs but don't think of what could happen

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:33 PM

5. That is a really serious crime.

I went through a stop sign once because it was obscured by a bush. I ran into another car. Fortunately, the other driver was not injured. But I still had to pay a fine.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:49 PM

8. It was a stupid thing these kids did, but I wonder

how the driver didn't realize this was a stop sign:


Source: http://uk.onlinenigeria.com/news/18281-teen-sentenced-to-four-years-in-prison-after-prank-of-covering-stop-sign-with-cling-film-and-petroleum-jelly-results-in-death-of-two-elderly-sisters.html

I'm not blaming her at all. Just puzzled. Was it at dusk or at night, I wonder?

Regardless, this is terribly sad all around.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:51 PM

9. I think he should have gotten more than 4 years...

But that is just because he says the penalty is just. However, he is still going to ask for early release.

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