Woman who pushed a friend off the bridge sentenced to 2 days in prison


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By Janelle Griffith

A teenager who pleaded guilty to pushing her friend on a 30-meter bridge in Washington was sentenced to two days in jail.

Taylor Smith, 19, was also ordered to spend 38 days on a task force after pleading guilty earlier this month for imprudently threatening to throw Jordan Holgerson on a bridge in the Moulton Falls Regional Park on August 7th.

Holgerson, 17, had six broken ribs and perforated lungs.

"I think you have to go to jail," said Judge Darvin Zimmerman of Clark District Court, noting the seriousness of Holgerson's injuries.

Taylor Smith appears in court on March 18, 2019.KGW

Smith must also pay a $ 300 fine and have no contact with Holgerson for two years.

The state had recommended to Smith to receive 120 days of service, ie 60 days of house arrest, 30 days of crew and 30 days of public works.

She initially pleaded not guilty in September and changed her case last month after prosecutors offered her a contract, which advised her not to be jailed. Instead, they suggested that he serve 60 days of house arrest, 30 days of shift work and 30 days of collective work.

After the March 18 hearing, Holgerson's mother told reporters that her daughter had developed anxiety and that she was undergoing physical treatment for an injured shoulder.

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