FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The 15-year-old Deerfield Beach 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. He has pleaded not guilty and has apologized through his lawyer for the beating. Ratley suffered brain damage in the assault.
A 13-year-old girl is charged as a juvenile with being an accomplice for allegedly helping Treacy find Ratley.