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I-75 rock throwing suspects plead guilty ... for now

Posted at 8:02 PM, Oct 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-27 22:53:06-04

The Clio teen accused of throwing a rock onto Interstate-75 that killed Kenneth White of Mt. Morris last year has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Friday.

Three of the other four teens accused in the case pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Friday.

Kyle Anger pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a Genesee County courtroom a little more than a year after the incident. Co-defendants Trevor Gray, Mikadyn Payne and Mark Sekelsky also entered their pleas Friday.

The fifth teen charged in the case, Alexzander Miller, did not appear in court Friday because his attorney was in the midst of a murder trial in Saginaw and was not available.

Gray, Payne and Sekelsky all admitted to throwing multiple rocks from the Dodge Road overpass onto the southbound lanes of the freeway and both said Anger threw the rock that killed White.

Anger admitted to throwing the deadly rock.

Attorneys for Gray, Payne and Sekelsky asked the judge for a five-year probation sentence as juveniles. The judge said he would decide at sentencing whether to accept the deal.

Manslaughter carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years. If the judge decides to sentence them as adults to prison, the three teens would be allowed to withdraw their guilty pleas.

It was not immediately clear what sentence Anger would receive. Second-degree murder is punishable by up to life or any term of years in prison if he is sentenced as an adult.