Probation for deaths of 2 children swept over Letchworth Falls

May 18, 2017

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.

Credit Letchworth State Park File Photo

The men, Chad Staley, 32, and Tyler Jennings, 34, 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, Preston Giangregorio, 6, and his brother, Dylan, 9, 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.