Seth Stonerock faces six years in prison on two reduced charges that led to the deaths of two sisters.
19-year-old Seth Stonerock has pleaded guilty to two counts of reckless homicide in connection with a prank that led to the deaths of two sisters in a traffic accident last August. In exchange for his plea, the state dropped charges of involuntary manslaughter and tampering with a traffic control device.
Pickaway County Judge P. Randall Knece told Stonerock in court he faces up to 36 months in prison on each of the reckless homicide counts. That will be announced at a later date.
The trial for Stonerock was to begin Thursday.
Stonerock pictured above.
80-year-old Jeanne Shea and 85-year-old Mary Spangler died from injuries in the August 17th crash when they ran a stop sign they couldn't see at a Pickaway County intersection because it had been covered with cellophane by Stonerock. Spangler was a passenger in the Shea vehicle, and died on the day of the crash. Shea died from her injuries on September 6th.
An 18-year-old boy originally charged in the case, saw charges dropped against him when it became clear that Stonerock was admitting responsibility for the incident.