Published Wed, Dec 19, 2012 2:49 pm Dateline
Updated Wed, Dec 19, 2012 3:15 pm
A central Ohio man has been granted early release after serving eight months of a four-year prison sentence for concealing a stop sign with petroleum jelly and plastic wrap in a prank that led to a fatal crash.
A Pickaway County judge on Wednesday suspended the rest 20-year-old Seth Stonerock's sentence.
The Stoutsville man was given three years' probation and was ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and follow a 9 p.m. curfew.
Stonerock told the judge he takes full responsibility for what he did and feels he owes a debt to the community.
The August 2011 crash led to the deaths of an 81-year-old driver and her 85-year-old sister after they drove past the concealed sign and collided with another vehicle.