FLINT (WJRT) (11/5/2018) - The fifth and final Clio teen accused of throwing rocks off an I-75 overpass and killing a man accepted the same plea agreement as three other co-defendants.
Alexzander Miller missed the Oct. 27 hearing when the four other teens involved in the case pleaded guilty because his attorney was participating in a Saginaw County murder trial.
On Monday, the 16-year-old made the same guilty plea to manslaughter as 16-year-old Trevor Gray, along with 17-year-olds Mikadyn Payne and Mark Sekelsky. Ten other charges were dropped.
Attorneys for all four of them have asked the judge to sentence them to five years of probation as juveniles. Manslaughter carries a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.
Kyle Anger, 19, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case as the co-defendants told the judge he threw the deadly rock off the Dodge Road overpass on Oct. 18, 2017, that killed 32-year-old Kenneth White of Mt. Morris.
Anger's attorney asked the court for a sentence of two to six years in prison.
The judge could decide to reject the plea agreements and seek harsher sentences. If that happens, the teens could withdraw their guilty pleas in the case.
According to the teens' testimony, just before 9 p.m. on the night of the incident the five hopped into a truck, with Anger driving. They filled the bed of the truck with rocks about 10 to 12 inches long.
Once they made it to the Dodge Road overpass in Vienna Township, Gray told the Judge he threw three rocks onto the southbound lanes of I-75. Sekelsky said he threw two rocks, Payne said he threw three and Anger said he threw about four.
All four admitted one of Anger's rocks hit the work van in which White was riding, killing him.
Because Anger was an adult at the time of the crime, he will be given an adult sentencing of potentially two to six years in prison. Second-degree murder carries a potential sentence of up to life in prison.