Five teens charged with throwing rocks from an overpass on I-75 in Genesee County killing a man riding in a van will remain in custody and won’t be back in court until January 11.
All are charged as adults with Second Degree Murder and Conspiracy.
Three out of the five teens will undergo psychological exams to determine if they are competent to assist in their own defense. They are 17-year-old Kyle Anger, 16-year-old Mark Sekelsky and 15-year-old Trevor Gray. Anger is accused of throwing the six-pound rock that went through the windshield killing Kenny White.
White’s mother Theresa Simpson told reporters after the court hearing that: “It's very hard to see them kids, because they should have never done that” and “They're old enough. They know what they were doing.”
Attorney Ed Farrell told the Judge that Anger graduated from Clio High School in June and has a Bi Polar disorder and ADHD. The Attorney for Sekelsky, Frank Manley told the judge that his client is “unable to talk with us in any meaningful manor” about the case. The teens face up to life in prison if convicted.
For now, all five teens will go through the evidentiary hearings together in January. Judge William Crawford denied a bond request for Anger. None of the others requested a bond.