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Another person charged in death of Parkersburg woman

After two 17-year olds pleaded guilty
Published: Sep. 25, 2020 at 5:27 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2020 at 1:13 PM EDT
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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) - A third person has been charged in the death of a woman killed last year when she was struck by a log that two teenage boys had pushed off a cliff at an Ohio state park.

Miranda Spencer, who was at the park with the two boys and another teenage girl, was recently indicted on a felony obstruction charge.

She also testified in court as part of the cases against both boys.

Victoria Schafer, a 44-year-old married mother of four, was taking photos at the foot of the stairs at Old Man’s Cave in Hocking Hills State Park when she was struck.

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A second teenager has admitted helping to push a log off a cliff that struck and killed a married mother of four who was taking photographs at an Ohio state park.

17-year-old Jordan Buckley pleaded guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 44-year-old Victoria Schafer.

Under terms of a plea agreement, prosecutors dropped murder and reckless homicide charges against him. Schafer was taking photos at the foot of the stairs at Old Man’s Cave in Hocking Hills State Park on Sept. 2, 2019 when Buckley and 17-year-old Jaden Churchheus pushed the log, which weighed 74 pounds, off a cliff at the top of the stairs.

Churchheus pleaded guilty last week to involuntary manslaughter.

Schafer was a Parkersburg native, and a 1992 graduate of Parkersburg High School.

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