2 men plead guilty in deaths of 2 boys swept over waterfall

AP News
Posted: Feb 17, 2017 4:37 PM

WARSAW, N.Y. (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the deaths of two young brothers under their watch who fell over a 70-foot waterfall in New York.

Wyoming County District Attorney Donald O'Geen says 32-year-old Chad Staley and 34-year-old Tyler Jennings were in charge of a group of five boys ages 5 to 12 that left a designated trail at Letchworth State Park in June. O'Geen says they had waded into the water to get a better view when all seven were swept over the falls.

Six-year-old Preston Giangregorio and his 9-year-old brother, Dylan, were killed.

Staley and Jennings face a maximum sentence of 1 1/3 to four years in prison. They remain free without bail until sentencing on May 17.