Stoutsville Teen Sentenced In Stop Sign Deaths

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Associated Press

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Updated Wed, Apr 11, 2012 1:17 pm

An Ohio teen has been sentenced to serve four years behind bars for a fatal traffic crash caused by the concealment of a stop sign with petroleum jelly and plastic wrap.

19-year-old Seth Stonerock of Stoutsville was sentenced Wednesday in Pickaway County court after a tearful apology to the families of the two women who died from the crash. He had pleaded guilty in February to two reckless homicide charges.
 
Authorities say 85-year-old Mary Spangler died in the Aug. 17 crash when her 81-year-old sister, Jeanne Shea, drove past the stop sign and collided with another vehicle. Shea died Sept. 6.
 
The Circleville law director has said Stonerock admitted wrapping the stop sign in plastic.
 
Defense attorney Bill Meeks says Stonerock has been contrite and remorseful since the crash and feels the penalty is justified. He plans to ask the judge to consider early release in several months.
 
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