Do you remember that shocking story last year about sixteen-year-old Jordan Holgerson, who was pushed off a 60ft high bridge by her so-called friend, Taylor Smith?
We're sure you do. It is pretty hard to forget the harrowing tale that broke six of Jordan's ribs and punctured her lungs.
Well, now Jordan has had her day in court, a chance to share her story and to tell the world about the pain, both mental and physical, that she is still suffering from today. And, of course, the sentencing of Taylor Smith, the girl who caused her so much suffering, also took place.
But the verdict of just two days imprisonment has shocked many to the core.
Last August, sixteen-year-old, Jordan Holgerson's life changed forever.
The group of friends had climbed up to the bridge with the intention of jumping off it, into the water.
Among the group was Taylor Smith who was clearly not impressed that Jordan no longer wanted to jump.
With Jordan still hesitating, Taylor tried to reassure her "friend"."I'd jump in there to save you if anything happens. Jordan, I got you."
And then, clearly bored of waiting, Taylor made the awful decision to push Jordan off the bridge.
This whole, shocking incident was caught on camera.
Jordan suffered terrible injuries.
She was lucky that she didn't die.
And for that reason, it's actually a crime to jump off the Moulton Falls Bridge.
Not that that has stopped others from jumping.
Since the tragic incident, Taylor has apologized profusely.And quite rightly so. She could have killed her friend with her reckless behavior. But sometimes an apology just comes too late. And we think this is one of those instances.
Jordan also spoke out about the incident."I want Taylor to be put away for a little bit so that she can think about what she did and her actions."
And Taylor responded.We are not 100% sure that Taylor seems remorseful in this interview... Does she realize the seriousness of what she has done?
Taylor has been sentenced to just two days of jail time.
Taylor had pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment ahead of the sentencing today but she had previously pleaded not-guilty.
Jordan spoke at the sentencing about her horrific ordeal.
She described in detail how she felt at the moment of falling.
Jordan is still suffering the consequences of the fall today.
Her mom also spoke out about her daugther's ordeal at the sentencing.Genelle Holgerson told the judge, "We feel lucky today that she is alive. It has cost me and my family lost wages not to mention stress and heartache."
She also shared that she did not think that Taylor acted remorsefully after the incident.She told the court, "After Taylor pushed her, she did not rush down to see if Jordan was okay, she left the scene. She did not show up at the hospital to check on Jordan. She did not stop by our home to see if she was okay or in any other way act like a friend."
She also revealed the punishment that she thought that Taylor should recieve for her actions.
Taylor also had some time to speak her mind.
Talyor had previously pleaded not guilty last year in court.How she could have done this we have no idea... But she had a last-minute change of heart last month when she was offered a deal by the prosecutors who said that they would recommend no jail time.
But the judge seemed to feel that a custodial sentence was needed in this case.
But did the punishment fit the crime?Some think so. Others believe that Taylor got off lightly for what she did and for the trauma that she has caused Jordan.
A lot of people were shocked when the sentence was revealed.
@USATODAY https://t.co/gqNQ7S3iRf— Sara J (@Sara J)1553767269.0
Some believe that the sentence was too light. Way too light.
@USATODAY She should have gotten 2 years.— Dat Damn Diva (@Dat Damn Diva)1553770853.0
There are some who think that the judge got it right.
@USATODAY Seems about right. The video speaks to that. Lucky the girl didn't drown.— James Murdock (@James Murdock)1553765423.0
Hindsight is a wonderful thing...
@USATODAY Maybe they shouldn’t have been up there anyway?— cody daves (@cody daves)1553772188.0