Last month, 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick committed suicide after being relentlessly bullied by a group of girls at her school. Now, two girls who were directly involved have been arrested as well as suspended from school.
Katelyn Roman, 12, and Guadalupe Shaw, 14, are not allowed back at school after their recent arrests. Reports show that the girls stalked and tormented Sedwick, and eventually, she had enough. Sedwick was found after to jumping to death at an old cement plant in Lakeland, Florida on her way to school.
Now, Casey Anthony’s attorney Jose Baez is apparently defending Roman in court and says that Roman is not responsible for Sedwick’s suicide, regardless of the fact that she bullied the tortured girl.
"I'm not saying that Katelyn didn't have disagreements with Rebecca, but to take it to another level and tell them they're responsible for the death of a 12-year-old? I think that's too far," said Baez to HLN.
Both Sedwick and the two girls who are accused of bullying her come from “disturbing” family situations. In the middle of all of this, Shaw’s mother Vivian Vosburg was arrested after a video of her beating a young boy popped up online. Police describe the family life of the girl’s as comparable to a Jerry Springer episode.
Shaw seems to not show any remorse for the bullying and suicide, posting a tweet online that read, “Yes IK I bullied REBECCA nd she killed her self but IDGAF”. That translates to, “Yes, I know I bullied Rebecca and she killed herself, but I don’t give a f**k.”
Roman, however, appears to be showing some remorse, after telling published Facebook chats show that she feels she is responsible in some way.
"Why does everything have to f**k up,” she wrote to someone on Facebook. “I feel like Rebecca's dead 'cause of me. If only I could say sorry…I just wish this never happened, like we never were friends or any of that. I'm just so sad. I wish I could take it all back. I feel so bad for beating her up."
Katelyn Roman (left), 12, and Guadalupe Shaw (right), 14, have been arrested and suspended from school for bullying that led to Rebbeca Sedwick's suicide. (Source: Daily Mail)