On the drive home, the afternoon talk people were talking with the sherriff that headed up the investigation.
The first thing he said that amazed me is that this isn't the first time the girl was beaten at that house. She had been lured there once before, knocked out, and when she woke up she was beaten too. (Not blaming the victim, but why did she go back?!?!?) This time, he said the victim has bruises from head to foot, a concussion, and they aren't sure (but are hopeful) if she'll regain all of her hearing or sight in her left ear and eye.
He also talked about the "girls'" demeanor when they were arrested. They were joking around, no remorse at all. Some of them joked that they knew they wouldn't be going to the beach for Spring Break (this week), and the one who asked if she would be out in time for cheerleading practice the next afternoon.
He listed the charges against them and the possible penalties. They are recommending to the DA that they are charged as adults, except for the one boy is already an adult and will be charged as such no matter what. If I'm adding right, they all could get from 10-15 years. I hope their 15 minutes of fame was worth that.
You could just hear the contempt for those girls in his voice.