CRIME

Ohio teacher with brain injuries from rock throwing to attend pretrial hearing in courtroom

An Ohio teacher who was severely injured when a rock was dropped onto her car from an interstate overpass is expected to attend a hearing to determine if three defendants will face trial as adults.

Sharon Budd was driving from her home in Uniontown, Ohio, to be in the courtroom Thursday.

Her husband Randy Budd says they don't believe the cases should be transferred to juvenile court.

A fourth defendant turned himself in to jail earlier this month to begin serving time even though the judge hasn't yet accepted his plea of no contest to conspiracy to commit aggravated assault.

The four were arrested shortly after the incident, in which a nearly 5-pound rock crashed through the windshield of the Budds' vehicle.