Teen Who Shoved Her Friend Off Bridge to Spend 2 Days in Jail
Jordan Holgerson broke multiple ribs after Taylor Smith pushed her in a moment caught on video.
Nineteen-year-old Taylor Smith was in tears as she was sentenced to two days in jail for pushing her friend off a Washington state 60-foot bridge.
The ruling surprised both sides — Smith had pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment earlier this month, and in exchange prosecutors had recommended no jail time.
But Clark County District Court Judge Darvin Zimmerman disagreed.
"I think you need to do some jail time," Zimmerman told Smith.
The moment Taylor shoved her friend 17-year-old Jordan Holgerson off the bridge was captured on camera. The horrifying video shows Holgerson falling to the water, screaming all the way down. She suffered multiple broken ribs, as well as other injuries.
Video also captured the instants leading up to the shove.
“I’m so scared right now,” Holgerson can be heard saying.
“Jordan, I am going to push you,” Smith says.
For her part, Holgerson said that she was terrified she might die.
"I couldn’t breathe," she said in a statement that was read in court. "And I was watching my body change color by the second.”
At her sentencing, Smith reiterated that she was sorry. "I'd like to sincerely apologize to Jordan Holgerson, her family and friends, for the pain and humiliation I caused by my mindless actions that occurred last summer," she said, before being led off to jail.
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