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Fla. teen beating victim getting ready to go home

May 19, 2010

The 15-year-old Florida girl brutally attacked by another teen at a middle school is getting ready to go home.

Lawyer Sean Domnick says Josie Lou Ratley is undergoing physical, speech and occupational therapy at an undisclosed rehabilitation center. But Domnick says Ratley still faces a lengthy recovery.

Domnick has not said when Ratley will go home. Her mother will discuss Ratley's progress Wednesday at a news conference.

Fifteen-year-old Wayne Treacy is charged as an adult with first-degree attempted murder for the March 17 attack in Deerfield Beach, north of Fort Lauderdale. He has pleaded not guilty and has apologized through his lawyer for the beating. Ratley suffered brain damage in the assault.


Information from: South Florida Sun Sentinel, http://www.sun-sentinel.com

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