Perp in rock-throwing that hurt Ohio teacher nears release


SMITHFIELD, Pa. (AP) — The second of four young men charged over a rock-throwing episode on a Pennsylvania interstate that caused severe brain trauma to an Ohio teacher is set to be released from prison.

The (Sunbury) Daily Item (http://bit.ly/2domVWa) reports 21-year-old Brett Lahr could leave a state prison in Smithfield Monday when he completes the minimum of his 18-month to 20-year sentence. Another defendant, Keefer McGee, was granted parole in August after serving 11 1/2 months in jail.

Teacher Sharon Budd lost an eye and underwent numerous surgeries for her injuries from the July 2014 attack. She remains impaired. Her husband, Randy Budd, shot himself at his Uniontown, Ohio, home a couple weeks before McGee was paroled.

The defendants injured Budd by dropping a nearly 5-pound rock from an overpass onto Interstate 80.

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Information from: The Daily Item, http://www.dailyitem.com

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