Probation For Teens In Phoebe Prince Bullying Case
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Two of the six teenagers charged in connection with the bullying related suicide of a Massachusetts high school freshman have been sentenced to a year of probation.
Sean Mulveyhill pleaded guilty to criminal harassment Wednesday in Franklin-Hampshire Juvenile Court.
Kayla Narey pleaded to sufficient facts to the same charge, acknowledging the state could win conviction at trial.
Both 18-year-olds were ordered to do 100 hours of community service to help at-risk children, complete their high school education, and were barred from profiting from their involvement in the Phoebe Prince case.
Prince, who moved to South Hadley from Ireland, hanged herself in January 2010 in her family’s apartment about 100 miles west of Boston.
Prosecutors say the 15-year-old had been relentlessly bullied at school.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)