Crime Teen pleads guilty to pushing log off cliff at Ohio park, killing woman

05:00  18 september  2020
05:00  18 september  2020 Source:   nydailynews.com

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An Ohio teen on Wednesday pleaded guilty to pushing a 74-pound log off a cliff at Hocking Hills State Park, killing a mother of four who was struck by the timber a year ago.

a large waterfall next to a rock: Hocking Hills Tourism Association © Hocking Hills Tourism Association Hocking Hills Tourism Association

Jaden Churchheus, 17, was one of two teens charged after the death of 44-year-old Victoria Schafer in September 2019.

Churchheus, of Logan, pleaded guilty to involuntarily manslaughter in the death, and prosecutors dropped murder and reckless homicide charges.

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A judge advised that Churchheus serve a minimum of three years juvenile detention facility, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Churchheus is set to be sentenced in juvenile court.

Jordan Buckley, 17, is due to appear in court on Sept. 25.

Churchheus said in court that he was “truly sorry.”

“I have thought about the fact that I caused someone’s death every day since it happened," Churchheus said. “And now I will carry that for the rest of my life.”

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