BARTOW, Florida – One of five teenage suspects in the videotaped beating of a central Florida classmate has been sentenced to three years probation.
Mercades Nichols was sentenced Friday. She pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery in January.
Nichols also was ordered to do 100 hours of community service, write a letter of apology to the victim and pay restitution.
In exchange for her guilty plea, prosecutors dropped charges of felony kidnapping and witness tampering.
Four other teen girls were also arrested last April in connection with the attack that was recorded on video and broadcast around the world.
Another participant, Brittany Mayes, was sentenced Thursday to a year's probation. The other teens will be sentenced later this month.