(WABI) – A Knox County judge has ordered that Randy Heald to educate adults and children on the dangers of being on railroad tracks.
The sentence comes despite the fact that a jury found Heald was not guilty of criminal tresspassing. A mistrial was declared on the charge of endangering the welfare of a child.
Heald was one of four people who were fishing from a train tressle last April when a train suddenly appeared.
They all ran for it, but 11-year-old Nathan Cheng stumbled and was killed by the train.
26-year-old Aaron Staples later died from injuries he received while trying to save the boy.
The jury deliberated foreleven hours before reaching their decisions Thursday afternoon.