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Appeals court overturns Gogebic juvenile conviction


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BESSEMER — A trio of judges with the Michigan State Court of Appeals recently overturned the conviction of local girl for messages she sent on social media.

The girl was one of four girls in a Snapchat group that included fantasies about killing a 13-year-old boy they didn’t like, as well as his gold fish and his dog — if he had one. The boy had picked on some members of the Snapchat group, according to the opinion.

One of the girls — identified in the opinion as JP - due to being a minor — was charged with breaking a law that makes it a crime to...