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March trial in Phoebe case

By Jim Smith

A trial date has been set for a former football team captain who has been linked to the bullying of tragic Irish teen Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide last January.

The trial of Sean Mulveyhill (18), former captain of the High School football team, will take place next March.

The trial of co-accused, Kayla Narey, will be set at a future hearing.

Prince had a relationship with Mulveyhill. Mulveyhill ended the relationship last Thanksgiving and in the weeks that followed students at the Massachusetts school turned on Prince. What followed has turned into one of the highest profile cases of school bullying in recent years

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Among the charges faced by Mulveyhill is statutory rape.

The father of Phoebe Prince, Jeremy Prince, has called for leniency for the accused bullies who tormented his daughter, this if they admit guilt and apologize for their behavior in open court.

"If they confessed to the court and said they were sorry, I'd appeal to the court for total leniency," Jeremy Prince said in an recent article published by the online magazine Slate.com.

"You can go two ways. You can look to the court for revenge or you can look for leniency. The latter path is mine," Prince has stated.

 

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