Teens Charged in Schafer Death To Be Tried as Adults


(24-7 News) -- Hocking County Prosecutor Benjamin Fickel says his office will try two teenagers as adults in connection to the death of Victoria Schafer.

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Fickel announced the decision Wednesday, saying the charges are appropriate based on evidence in the case.

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Schafer died on Labor Day as she took senior photos of high school students near Old Man's Cave at Hocking Hills State Park.

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The two 16-year-olds are accused of pushing a 74-pound log off a cliff above Old Man's Cave, which then landed on Schafer and killed her.


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