Deal struck in deadly bullying case of ‘sensitive, gentle’ Phoebe

Source: SMH

US prosecutors and defence lawyers have struck a deal that resolves charges against all six Massachusetts teens accused in the case of Phoebe Prince, who killed herself at age 15 after she was bullied relentlessly for months at her high school.

Five teens admitted to lesser criminal charges as part of a plea agreement, and Massachusetts Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan said he dismissed a statutory rape charge against the sixth defendant, Austin Renaud, 19.

The bullying case drew national attention because the teens preyed on Prince not only with physical threats and insults but also with technology tools, including Facebook and texting.

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