Florida Teen avoids death penalty pleads guilty to killing 13-year-old 


“This was an all-out agency effort. This was also an incredible community effort. The citizens of St. Johns County always show up and this case was no different.”

Hardwick added that the “strength and grace” of the Bailey family had been “incredible” throughout the case.

The next court hearing is scheduled for February 23 in Judge Smith’s courtroom.

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