(CNN) — Two teenage girls accused of aggravated stalking in the case of a young Florida girl who jumped to her death no longer face criminal charges, lawyers said Wednesday.
Attorney Jose Baez, the attorney for the younger of the two girls, said the state had dropped the felony charge against her in the bullying case of Rebecca Sedwick, who was 12 when she committed suicide in September.
“We are very pleased that the state attorney’s office … has decided to do the right thing,” Baez said, adding that he was convinced that his client had never done anything criminal.
The girl, 13, has been in counseling, he said.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said he was “exceptionally pleased with the outcome of the case.”
“We see the children are going to get the services that they need,” Judd said, referring to counseling services. “That’s the best outcome for juveniles.”
A member of the state attorney’s office said he could not comment on cases involving juveniles and referred CNN to defense lawyers.
Legal experts had said the charges filed in the case could serve as a “tipping point,” inspiring similar felony charges against other suspected adolescent bullies.
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