A 17-year-old male has admitted to pushing a log off a cliff that struck and killed a woman as she took photos at Hocking Hills State Park in September 2019. […] Churchheus is one of two teens who was accused of pushing a 74-pound log off of a cliff that struck and killed Victoria Schafer, 44, as she took photos […]
“That day at Old Man’s Cave, I never would have imagined that my actions would result in this,” Churchheus said Wednesday in court, according to WBNS Channel 10. “I have thought about the fact that I caused someone’s death every day since it happened, and I will carry that with me for the rest of my life.”
Churchheus has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter as part of a plea agreement that drops murder and reckless homicide charges. A judge recommended he serve 3-4.5 years in a juvenile detention facility.