Parole denied for men associated with rock throw that seriously injured a teacher



Flashback: Rock-throwing of the victim, a man speaking to press

Raw video: Sharon Budd, who was severely injured when a rock crashed through her windshield, speaks from hospital after release with her husband Randy

Two men charged with throwing a brick from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania in 2014 that severely injured Ohio teacher in school, were denied parole.

Tyler Porter, 21, who was denied parole Jan. 22, and Brett Lahr, 22, who was denied parole Feb. 2, were denied on the ground that they pose a risk to the community and have ‘ failed to demonstrate motivation for success,” PennLive reported.

Lahr previously paroled in 2016, but was recommitted reportedly after driving under the influence of prescription drugs and other costs in connection with the strike of a utility pole on Route 147.

Porter will not be eligible for parole again until June, and Lahr will not be considered until August.

The rock-throwing incident was helped by Lahr, the younger brother of Dylan, 21, who was accused of throwing the rock, and Keefer L. McGee, 21. Both pled guilty or no contest to the 2014 charges.

Dylan Lahr, the minimum sentence will not expire until March next year. McGee has reportedly cooperated with the authorities and was granted parole in August 2016.

Sharon Budd had been riding in the front passenger seat in the late night of July 10, 2014, when a rock struck the windshield and hit her in the face. Budd, an Ohio teacher, had serious brain damage and lost an eye.

Sharon Budd severe brain juries, and lost an eye from the rock throwing incident. Her husband committed suicide.


Her husband, Randy Budd, and their daughter, Kaylee, were also in the car at the time. They were not injured.

A family spokesman said Monday that Budd will never be able to be alone. Randy Budd previously posted on Facebook that his wife would be considered to be disabled for the rest of her life. He committed suicide in 2016.

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