WARSAW, N.Y. — Two men have been sentenced to five years’ probation for the deaths of two young brothers under their watch who fell over a 70-foot waterfall at Letchworth State Park in western New York.
The men, 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 to get a better look at the falls in June. The children and both men were swept over the falls.
Two brothers from Brockport, 6-year-old Preston Giangregorio and his 9-year-old brother, Dylan, were killed.
Staley and Jennings pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in February. They had faced a maximum sentence of 1 1/3 to four years in prison. They were sentenced on Wednesday in Wyoming County Court.