5 Teens Charged With 2nd Degree Murder After Throwing Rock From I-75 Overpass
Five Genesee County teens have been charged with 2nd degree murder after throwing a rock off of a I-75 overpass. The rock that was thrown struck a car and killed 32-year-old Kenneth Andrew White.
Kenneth left behind a 5-year-old son. The mother of his son said this: "He took away a child's father, and the love of my life, his stupid act took away a life."
The five teenagers are accused of throwing multiple rocks off the overpass with a few weighing up to 20 pounds. The rock that struck and killed Kenneth, weighed 6 pounds. Four other cars were struck by rocks the same day.
Police and prosecutors are stressing that this act is not to be considered a prank and instead "It was a willful and wanton act that resulted in someone's death." The incident is also considered to be premeditated.
According to Detroit's WDIV Local 4: "All five teens were charged with second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit second-degree murder and six felony counts of malicious destruction of property."