Glenn Hill is a big, burly man, but he cried like a toddler in a York County courtroom Tuesday afternoon.
He was telling Judge Maria Musti Cook about the agony and grief he feels over the death of his 17-year-old son, Stone, in a fiery, alcohol-related crash.
“My heart aches constantly for him,” Glenn Hill said. “His death has brought me to my knees in sorrow.”
And the elder Hill left no doubt he wanted the couple he – and a county jury – blame for that June 2015 wreck to be sent to prison.
Glenn Hill got half of his wish when Cook sentenced 46-year-old Jodie Tierney to 2 1/2 to 6 years in state prison for allowing Stone and his 16-year-old friend Nicholas Mankin to drink at her home right before the fatal accident. The Windsor Township woman was convicted of an array of charges, including involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment, during a trial last month.
Tierney’s husband, Stephen, who pleaded guilty to charges of corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol to minors, was hit with a 3-year probation sentence.
Investigators said the Tierneys repeatedly allowed their own son and his teenage friends to drink alcohol at their home and lied to the teens’ parents about what was going on.
Glenn Hill said his son, Mankin and their families have paid a disastrous the price for the Tierneys misguided attempt to be “cool parents.”
“What (they) have done to my life is unforgiveable,” he said. His wife, Tina, said the death of their only child “took everything from me… Being happy doesn’t seem right anymore.”
Those were sentiments expressed often during the 2 1/2 -hour hearing. It also was evident that the crash and ensuing legal fight has torn relatives apart. While Mankin’s mother, Carol Tracey, blasted the Tierneys, her sister and Nicholas’ grandmother spoke on Jodie Tierney’s behalf.
Carol Tracey ripped the Tierneys for lying about what was happening at their home. “They knew they were responsible for Nick’s…