Baez: Charges dropped against girl in bullying case

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The attorney representing one of two girls facingstalking charges related to the suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwicksays those charges have now been dropped.

Jose Baez plans to discuss details of his client's case later on Wednesday.

Baez -- the high profile Orlando attorney who successfully defended CaseyAnthony in the murder trial of her 2-year-old daughter -- took up the case last month.

His 12-year-old client had earlier admitted to deputies that she bullied Rebecca andpicked fights with her, but Rebecca never fought back. The girl tolddeputies she was sorry for what happened. She was arrested for felony aggravated stalking.

"She is not what the mug shot and headlines are portraying her tobe," Baez previously told 10 News. "She is a child. I'm not going to allow her to bebullied or the system to bully her."

Rebecca Sedwick jumped off an abandoned cement plant tower on September 9.Investigators and her family say bullying that started at school andcontinued online pushed Rebecca over the edge.

A 14-year-old girl is still facing stalking charges in the case.

10 News has chosen not to identify the two girls who were arrested, due to their ages.


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