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Ohio. (Credit: Google Inc.)” border=” 0″ width=” 180″/ > This image offered by Google Maps reveals an overpass on I-75 in Toledo, Ohio. (Credit: Google Inc.). By Chuck Johnston, CNN (CNN)– Authorities in Toledo, Ohio, have actually charged four young boys with murder after a sandbag they apparently dropped from an interstate overpass killed a guest in a vehicle.
Authorities state 3 14-year-olds and a 13-year-old tossed sandbags and other items onto the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 on December 19.
One of the bags crashed through the window of a vehicle taking a trip listed below, striking traveler Marquise Byrd on the head.
Byrd, a 22-year-old from Warren, Michigan, later on died.
The young boys, who have actually not been recognized because they are minors, were arraigned Wednesday on charges of murder and vehicular vandalism. All four young boys rejected the charges against them, said Lori Olender, deputy chief of the juvenile division of the Lucas County Prosecutor’s office.
Olender stated a second cars and truck was harmed in the event, so the teens each face 2 counts of vehicular vandalism. No one was injured in the second automobile, she stated.
It’s not the very first time teens have been charged with murder in such a case. In October, a Michigan judge rejected bond for 5 teenagers accused of tossing a 6-pound rock off an overpass near Flint, killing Kenneth White Jr., 32.
Those teens face second-degree murder and other felony charges and might be put behind bars for life. They have actually pleaded innocent.
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