Michigan teens charged in rock-throwing death on I-75 take plea deals

Posted at 9:21 AM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-16 12:27:53-04

Four out of five teens facing charges for throwing rocks off of an I-75 overpass in Genesee County which killed a man took plea deals. 

The teens range in age from 15 to 17 and were charged with 2nd-degree murder and conspiracy and malicious destruction of property.

They are: Alexander Miller, Mikadyn Payne, Trevor Gray, Mark Sekelsky and Kyle Anger. 

Charges have been reduced from second-degree murder to manslaughter for Mark Sekelskya, Mikadyn Payne, Alexander Miller and Trevor Gray.

Kyle Anger was not in court Monday as his attorney had a family emergency. Officials say the charge of second-degree murder remains.

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says Anger is the one who threw the 6 pound rock that killed 32-year-old Kenny White, riding as a passenger in a van when the rock went through the windshield hitting him in the face and chest while driving 70 miles an hour. 

Sekelsky is the son of Carrie Sekelsky, a member of the Clio School Board.

Sources had told 7 Investigator Jim Kiertzner that the teens said they were playing a prank they called “dinging” - throwing the rocks to hear them ding the cars traveling below them on the Dodge Road overpass.

Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell says, “It is not a prank. It is Second Degree Murder.”

Prosecutor David Leyton said the Medical Examiner determined the cause of death of White was blunt force trauma. He had a broken skull, brain damage and a cut in his chest among other injuries.

The prosecutor and sheriff said a total of 20 rocks were thrown, one pound to 20 pounds in weight.  They also say the teens discussed it before they started and they went to a McDonalds when they were done.