VIDEO: Teens who killed mother of four ask her family for forgiveness
Two teenage boys killed the professional photographer and mother of four, Victoria Schafer.
- Jaden Churchheus and Jordan Buckley had rolled a log off the top of a cliff and onto the woman stood below, killing her instantly.
- The two teenagers pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and are due to be sentenced next month.
- Churchheus and Buckley have asked Schafer’s family for forgiveness.
Victoria Schafer was taking photographs of high school seniors when a log had fallen on top of her.
The professional photographer and mother of four was pronounced dead on the scene after Jaden Churchheus and Jordan Buckley had rolled a six-foot-long log, weighing over 70 pounds, off the cliff above her. Although the students who had been present on the scene had called 911, they knew it was too late as, on the call, one of the witnesses said: ‘She’s not moving. She’s got her head like smashed in with a log. I think she’s dead; there’s no pulse’. Churchheus and Buckley have both appeared in court and pleaded guilty. They are due to be sentenced next month.
Earlier this month, according to USA Today, Jaden Churchheus appeared in court and apologized to the woman’s family as he said:
I have thought about the fact that I caused someone’s death every day since it happened. And I will carry that for the rest of my life […] I realize that nothing I say can bring Miss Schafer back, but I am truly sorry.
Similarly, Jordan Buckley has also apologized to Schafer’s family:
I hope that some day you will find it in your heart to forgive me […] I understand that my actions that day has caused your family’s life to change, and my hope from all of this is to use this trauma to learn and live the rest of my life in a way that will honor Ms. Schafer’s.