Injured teacher 'sickened' by testimony in rock throwing case

Written by The Associated Press | May 1, 2015 5:14 AM

Photo by AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File

(Lewisburg) --  An Ohio teacher says she was saddened and sickened by testimony at a hearing in Lewisburg, which ended with a judge ruling that the teens accused of injuring her should be tried as adults.

Sharon Budd of Uniontown, Ohio, attended the hearing in a Union County courtroom Thursday wearing a helmet to protect her head, still healing from last summer's rock-throwing attack.

She came with her husband, Randy Budd.

Lawyers for the three 18-year-old defendants asked that the cases be transferred to juvenile court.

The three defendants still awaiting trial were 17 at the time of the rock-throwing from an Interstate 80 overpass.

Sharon tells The Associated Press she feels that whether you are 17 or 18, "you know the consequences of your actions.''

Budd is still learning details of what happened.

She goes to physical therapy three times a week and faces her seventh surgery in the months ahead.

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