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Charges dropped against girl in cyberbullying-suicide case

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Updated: 11/20/2013 3:54 pm
POLK COUNTY, Fla. -- WFTV Channel 9 has learned the state has dropped all charges against a 13-year-old girl accused of cyberbullying a classmate who went on to commit suicide, according to the suspect's lawyer.

Katelyn Roman and Guadalupe Shaw were both arrested for aggravated stalking after 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick killed herself.

Casey Anthony's former lawyer, Jose Baez, is representing Roman and said on Wednesday that the charges against her had been dropped.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Roman and Shaw admitted to bullying Sedwick for more than a year before she killed herself.
Police said Rebecca was tormented online and at school by as many as 15 girls before she climbed a tower at an abandoned concrete plant and hurled herself to her death Sept. 9.

Baez has questioned Judd's sincerity for repeatedly "making the media rounds at the expense of a child."
"She is a child and I'm not going to allow her to be bullied, and I'm not going to allow the system to bully her," Baez said.

Baez declared there's no evidence linking Roman to cyberbullying

"I think my client is just as much a victim in this case as she is a defendant," said Baez. "Why is the sheriff of this county stuffing her mug shot in front of all the cameras?"
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c9bcrewman - 11/20/2013 6:13 PM
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someday these low life bullies will get what they deserve. they are low life scum. they need to be whupped real good. I have no respect to who got them off sad sad.blank blank to the lawyer's.

king kaos - 11/20/2013 4:08 PM
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You can ask me how i really feel if youd like!

king kaos - 11/20/2013 4:07 PM
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Grady Judd is turd... the guy should be in jail himself for all the shady nonsense he is involved in. Judd is the stereotype redneck dummy with a micro-tool in the trousers that got picked on in school and became a cop for revenge in-carnate. Real good guy in other words. The only up side is he is in charge of the biggest toilet in this country otherwise known as Polk county. On the other hand, if this little thugget chick was part of another human killing themselve, she should be charged and punished like an adult. Baez, scummy lawyer bottom feeding low life like them all, if we didnt need lawyers for all the nastiness we have going on out there, he would be mowing lawns. Just sayin!
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