Teens charged as adults in rock tossing death

Emmett Rice
October 28, 2017

The teenagers made their first appearance in court on Tuesday morning, with all five pleading not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit murder and malicious destruction of property.

"To propel the size of boulder down from the Dodge Road overpass to a 70 miles per hour vehicle that's headed southbound, you ought to know - a reasonable person would know - that that is creating a high risk of great bodily harm, or in this case, death", said David Leyton, the county prosecutor, at a news conference on Monday.

Pickell did not say whether anyone was injured in that incident.

Clockwise from top left: Trevor Gray, Mark Sekelsky, Kyle Anger, Mikadyn Payne, and Alexander Miller, were charged with murder after tossing rocks from a highway overpass killing White.

The suspects, aged 15 to 17, later drove to a McDonald's restaurant to eat, a sheriff said.

The boys, who range in age from 15 to 17, allegedly told police they were playing a game called "dinging" where they throw rocks from the overpass and listen to them ding off the cars traveling below.

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"The throwing of the rock or several rocks over the over pass created the likely result of great bodily harm", said Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton.

The rocks, one weighing 20 pounds, were gathered from a dead-end street in Vienna Township and put in the flatbed of a pickup truck, Pickell said.

"I just don't understand what a person could be thinking to even want to do something like that", said Alicia Waskoski, White's sister. When White needed a job, Amthor said he gave him one but now regrets that decision.

Police say White, a construction worker, was getting a ride home in a Ford Econoline van around 8:30 pm last Wednesday. "I don't think anybody's laughing".

Investigators are asking for the public's help tracking down the people who threw the rocks. "I will do everything I can to see that that boy, his son is taken care of and has birthdays and Christmas presents".

"He was a good man and a good father", Cagle said. "And to tell him he's not coming back has been hard". His youngest child is five years old.

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