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Teacher maimed in rock-throwing wants teens tried as adults

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 29, 2015 12:36 PM
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(Uniontown) -- An Ohio teacher who was severely injured by a rock dropped from a Union County highway overpass says she wants three teenage suspects to be tried as adults.

They're accused of dropping a nearly 5-pound rock that crashed through the windshield of a vehicle last July on Interstate 80, about 60 miles north of Harrisburg. They were 17 at the time.

Sharon Budd says she'd like to meet the teens to show them the consequences of what she guesses they considered "a practical joke." The Uniontown, Ohio, woman lost her right eye and parts of her skull, among other injuries.

She'll travel to Union County for tomorrow's court hearing as a judge decides whether the three teens should be tried as adults.

A fourth teen pleaded guilty earlier.

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