A bizarre incident on a school bus in North Wales last Wednesday lands the parents of a student behind bars over the alleged bullying of their son. Police say, the bus was stopped at around 4pm on Elm Street by Christina and Christopher Gring. According to court records, the bus driver let Christina Gring in the bus because the driver thought her son may have forgotten something, but police say, Gring began questioning children to the point where many began to cry and hide. Police say Christopher Gring stood at the steps of the bus and launched a verbal assault at the students, one of his comments threatened violence. The Grings were arrested and signed statements admitting what they had done. The couple is being held in the Montgomery County Prison on 10-thousand dollars bail. They face a November 5th hearing. Their son is with a relative. The bus was carrying students from North Wales Elementary School.
The man convicted and sentenced 20 to 66 years for selling the gun that killed officer brad fox continues to seek a reduced sentence. Michael Henry sold nine guns, one was a 9-milemeter Beretta, used by Charles Thomas to kill the five year Plymouth Township Police veteran following a car chase that turned to a foot pursuit on September 18th, 2012. Thomas then turned the gun on himself. Henry, through his lawyer, called the trial a circus atmosphere. Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney, Thomas McGoldrick wrote in detail about the pain and anguish that Henry’s actions has caused the Fox family, the Plymouth township police department and the public. There’s no word yet if a judge will hear Henry’s request to get his sentence reduced.
A Towamencin Township woman faces 15 to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a crash on the evening of April 26th on route 309 in Hatfield Township near Sterling drive, where she hit one teen walking on the side of the road and injured another. 32-year-old Sarah Derstein was under the influence and texting at the time of the crash. She’s been ordered to have a psychological evaluation before being sentenced. 15 year old, Dennis Kee was killed and his friend, 15 year old Deshawn Page was injured.
The attorney representing a Skippack teen accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death is asking a Montgomery County Judge to remove from the record Tristan Stahley’s confession to State Police on the grounds that Stahely was not in the right mental frame of mind when he offered statements to investigators. Stahely told police he stabbed his girlfriend, 17-year-old. Julianne Siller and hid her body in a park near his Skippack Home on the night of May 25th. A judge has not ruled on the request to have the confession concealed. Stahley’s attorney has also asked a judge to move the case to juvenile court. Stahley is charged with 1st and 3rd degree murder. Julianne Siller was scheduled to graduate from Spring-Ford Area High School last June.