We brought you a story some time ago about a group of teens that intentionally pushed a log down a hill where it fell on top of a photographer taking pictures of students for a local school senior photo day.
That case has gone to court and we thought we would update you on what has transpired since in what can only be called an absolutely horrific tragedy.
Two of the accused teens have pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of photographer Victoria Schafer.
Schafer was taking pictures of students at the Hocking Hills State park landmark known as Old Man’s Cave when a log fell on top of her, resulting in her immediate death. Though many people thought it was accidental at the time, it was later discovered that this was not the case and an investigation apprehended two teenagers after a short search.
As a result of their plea, they will receive three years in juvenile detention, PetaPixel reports. Initially, Jaden Churchheus and Jordan Buckley were to be tried as adults but calls for leniency from the victim’s own family might have contributed to the reduced sentence that the two received. There is, however, the possibility that the two could face up to four and a half years incarceration as adults if they behave poorly while in juvenile detention.
A third teenager involved, Miranda Spencer, has a case still pending and is charged with obstruction of justice according to WBNS News 10.
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