Mikaydn Payne's father says that his son is sorry for his "involvement in the incident."

Michael Payne appeared on Dr. Phil yesterday because he says that he wanted people to know that the teenagers involved are not "bad kids."

"He is not a problem child. This is not this character that would set out to go and try to destroy someone's life," he told Dr. Phil.

He also asked the family of 32-year-old Kenneth White, who was killed by one of the rocks, to "please accept our apologies and we hope that they can someday be able to forgive the incident."

He says that his 16-year-old son needs rehabilitation and not a lifetime in prison. He says that Mikaydn claimed that he was going to "clean off geese" when the incident happened and was staying at his mother's house that night.

I'm sure I'll catch flack for this, but I agree with the father. These are kids we're talking about. Although I'm not sure what they thought would happen when they threw the rocks off the overpass; how would that NOT result in death? However, this is a traumatizing experience for everybody. Maybe the kids should go to juvenile detention until they're of legal age and then be placed on probation with the stipulation of therapy? Just my two cents. What do you think?