NY Prosecutor Charges 2 In Waterfall Deaths Of Young Boys
WARSAW, N.Y. (AP) — Two upstate New York men face manslaughter and other charges following the deaths of two brothers who fell over a 70-foot waterfall last June.
Wyoming County District Attorney Donald O'Geen tells the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (http://on.rocne.ws/2frkMoC ) that while the deaths were tragic, they were "100 percent preventable."
The two men, 32-year-old Chad Staley and 34-year-old Tyler Jennings, were indicted last Tuesday. They face manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges. It was not known if they had attorneys who could comment on the charges.
The prosecutor says the men were with a group of boys who left a designated trail at Letchworth State Park in Castile, New York. They went into water to get a better view of the falls when the boys, ages 6 and 9, were washed away.
Information from: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, http://www.democratandchronicle.com
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