Published January 13, 2015
A lawyer for one of two teenage girls charged with stalking a Florida classmate who complained of being bullied before her suicide says the charge against his client has been dropped.
Attorney Jose Baez demanded an apology Wednesday from the sheriff who arrested the 12-year-old girl.
Baez says it was "reckless" for Sheriff Grady Judd to bring a juvenile count of third-degree felony aggravated stalking against his client.
A sheriff's spokesman didn't immediately respond to an email.
Judd announced the arrest last month of the 12-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl. He said the two girls primarily were responsible for bullying Rebecca Sedwick, a 12-year-old girl who jumped to her death at an abandoned concrete plant in September.
Baez says his client hasn't ruled out a lawsuit against the sheriff.