Four of five teens in I-75 rock-throwing death accept plea deal

(Left to right) Mikaydn Payne, Alexzander Miller, and Mark Sekelsky

Three teens have withdrawn their guilty pleas in a rock-throwing case in Genesee County.

Alexzander Miller, Mikaydyn Payne and Mark Sekelsky withdrew their guilty pleas after a judge ruled they would be sentenced as adults.

Attorney Frank Manley, who represents Sekelsky, confirmed Friday that three of the four boys in the case withdrew their manslaughter pleas.

It's unclear in the fourth defendant, Trevor Gray withdrew his plea.

In October 2018, a plea deal was struck with prosecutors that the four defendants would plead guilty under the condition they would be sentenced as juveniles.

In July, Judge Joseph Farah ruled the defendants would be sentenced as adults.

In August, the sentencing was postponed, giving the defendants more time to enter a Cobbs agreement.

The fifth teen, Kyle Anger, plead guilty to second-degree murder last year. Anger admitted to being the one who threw the rock that killed Kenneth White.

Anger has not been sentenced yet.

The defendants will be back in court on September 24, and Manely said he will file a motion to have the case sent back to the district court.

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