Man, 20, Sentenced In Fatal Stop Sign Prank Released From Prison Early


A teenager sentenced to four years in jail for his role in a deadly prank was released from prison on Wednesday less than a year after being sentenced.

Seth Stonerock was convicted on two counts of involuntary manslaughter earlier this year after being accused of covering a stop sign with cellophane, leading to an Aug. 17, 2011 crash at state Route 56 and Huber-Hitler Road.

According to investigators, a car drove through the intersection without stopping and was struck by an SUV that was pulling a boat. A passenger in the car, Mary Spangler, 85, died at the scene. The driver of the car, Jeanne

Shea, 80, died on Sept. 6 from injuries sustained in the crash.

In February, Stonerock, 20, pleaded guilty to two counts of reckless homicide.

He put a request in with a judge in November to be released early.

Stonerock will have to complete three years of community control.

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November 16, 2012: Ohioan in stop-sign prank case seeks early release
September 13, 2012: Charge Dropped For One Teen In Fatal Stop Sign Prank
April 11, 2012: Teen Accused In Fatal Stop Sign Prank Gets 4 Years
February 28, 2012: Teen Pleads Guilty To Reckless Homicide For Fatal Stop Sign Prank
September 6, 2011: Second Woman Dies From Crash Caused By Covered Stop Sign
August 29, 2012: Sheriff's Office Terminates Employee After Covered Stop Sign Causes Fatal Crash
August 25, 2011: Teens Who Allegedly Put Cellophane On Stop Sign Charged In Fatal Wreck
August 19, 2012: Woman Killed In Crash, Police Investigate Why Stop Sign Was Covered