Juror: treatment for Fla. teen in school attack
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A member of the jury that convicted 17-year-old Wayne Treacy in a vicious stomping assault on a girl is urging that the boy get treatment and not just prison.
The male juror's call to Broward Circuit Judge David Haimes was played in open court Friday. His name is being kept confidential by the judge.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel (http://bit.ly/HtPPJC) reports that the juror stood by the decision to convict Treacy of attempted murder in the March 2010 attack on then-15-year-old Josie Ratley at a middle school. Jurors also rejected Treacy's insanity defense.
But the juror also said he hoped Treacy could get treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from his brother's suicide. Treacy could get up to 50 years in prison when sentenced later this year.
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