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Attorney: I-80 rock throwing defendant plans no-contest plea

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 15, 2015 12:58 PM
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(Lewisburg) -- A defendant accused of involvement in a rock-throwing incident on an Interstate 80 overpass in central Pennsylvania that badly injured a woman plans to plead no contest to a conspiracy count, his lawyer says.

The attorney for 18-year-old Tyler Porter says he's scheduled to make the plea later this month.

Three other young men have entered guilty or no-contest pleas for the incident last year that caused severe injuries to Uniontown, Ohio, schoolteacher Sharon Budd.

Porter's lawyer, Pete Campana, says his client plans to plead no contest to conspiracy to commit aggravated assault.

Brett Lahr is serving a prison sentence after pleading no contest to conspiracy. His brother Dylan Lahr and a fourth defendant, Keefer McGee, await sentencing in the attack after pleading guilty.

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