TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A 13-year-old boy in Ohio has acknowledged tossing a sandbag off an interstate overpass that killed a Michigan man riding in a car.
The boy pleaded guilty Friday to murder and felonious assault charges in juvenile court in Toledo.
The maximum penalty he’ll face when he’s sentenced in March could keep him in a juvenile prison until he’s 21.
The boy was one of four teenagers arrested after police say they were throwing rocks and sandbags onto Interstate 75 in December.
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One of the sandbags smashed through the windshield of a car and killed 22-year-old Marquise Byrd of Warren, Michigan.
Byrd’s mother said she hopes the boy gets the maximum sentence.
Two other boys pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter a week ago.