Suspect in rock throwing that hurt teacher weighs plea deal

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man is considering a plea bargain for his role in a rock-throwing incident last year that badly injured an Ohio teacher traveling on Interstate 80.

The defense lawyer for 18-year-old Tyler Porter told a Union County judge Tuesday that he needs more time to weigh the unspecified offer from the district attorney.

Judge Michael Sholley plans a late July trial.

Co-defendant Brett Lahr, who pleaded no contest to a conspiracy count earlier this year, is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday.

The defense lawyer for Lahr’s brother Dylan Lahr says he plans to plead guilty to an unspecified charge.

The attack left middle school teacher Sharon Budd of Uniontown, Ohio, with severe head injuries. Budd and her husband are in court for the hearing.

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