Sentenced Shortened For Deadly Stop Sign Prankster

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Associated Press

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Updated Wed, Dec 19, 2012 3:15 pm

A central Ohio man has been granted early release after serving eight months of a four-year prison sentence for concealing a stop sign with petroleum jelly and plastic wrap in a prank that led to a fatal crash.

A Pickaway County judge on Wednesday suspended the rest 20-year-old Seth Stonerock's sentence.

The Stoutsville man was given three years' probation and was ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and follow a 9 p.m. curfew.

Stonerock told the judge he takes full responsibility for what he did and feels he owes a debt to the community.

The August 2011 crash led to the deaths of an 81-year-old driver and her 85-year-old sister after they drove past the concealed sign and collided with another vehicle.

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