Accused Cyberbully’s Parents Blame Hackers

Parents say she didn't bully 12-year old Florida girl who killed herself

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The parents of one of the girls accused of cyberbullying 12-year old Rebecca Sedwick say that they closely monitored their daughter’s Facebook account and that it must have been hacked.

A Facebook post written after Sedwick’s suicide —  which said “Yes [i know] I bullied Rebecca [and] she killed her self but IDGAF [I don’t give a (f–k)]” — is what prompted authorities to charge Guadalupe Shaw, 14, and a second girl, with felony aggravated stalking. Authorities say that cyberbullying led Sedwick to jump to her death on Sept. 9.

But Shaw’s parents told ABC News Tuesday night that they watched their daughter’s Facebook usage and never saw signs of bullying. Both parents said they are “sure” their daughter’s Facebook was hacked.

“I would check her Facebook every time she would get on it,” Shaw’s mother said.

[ABC News]

13 comments
EmmaDuncan
EmmaDuncan

there is nothing more cruel then a pack of 14 year old girls. I mean, a pack of hyeana's have more compassion.

hill4990
hill4990

Lies Lies Lies.  It can easily be proven if the account was hacked or not.  Parents are in denial.  The female child is a beast.  Send her to jail and let her go many rounds with the big girls. After Rebecca Sedgwick killed herself, the beast posted IDGAF.  That was the motivation for the sheriff to arrest her.  Good for the sheriff.  Look at her picture.  She a remorseless, unrepentant pig.  No future for her. 

madison18
madison18

Stupid, idiotic excuse. This is what happens when uneducated imbeciles have children. 

Instead of defending their daughter with this very plain, very obvious lie, they should own up to her actions as she should as a respectable young adult of America. It's disgusting to hear that someone, anyone, teenager or otherwise, could posses the nerve to say such evil and hateful things to a twelve year old girl. 

I very much feel for the family of the deceased, and I hope that the spite in which this young lady holds in her heart will run it's course.

gleamer1965
gleamer1965

It's a lie, they are just trying to keep her out of jail! The authorities already stated the cyber bullying has been going on for months. If they were monitoring the account the alleged "hackers" would have been noticed before.

AxialEquatorial
AxialEquatorial

This is just the kind of excuse-making and enabling that created the little monster.

wabbott
wabbott

Wow.  The potential for denial in human beings in just shocking.  They must not be technologically sophisticated enough to know that Facebook has the IP addresses logged for each post and that they will turn this information over to police.  So let's see 1) The post is from her account from IP address X, 2) IP address X was registered by the ISP to that house at the time of the post 3) Hmm...

Stu38
Stu38

That's a sketchy excuse.  If she was regularly checking her daughter's account, wouldn't she have seen the nasty post no matter who wrote it?  Plenty of witnesses have said that this girl was a bully.  At least the younger one showed remorse, as did her father for failing to be aware of the issues.  This older girl is a sociopath and her parents are enabling her destructive behavior.  This is one of those situations where you can only hope the public scorn gives them some inkling of what Rebecca went through.

Inspiration
Inspiration

Yes, the IP address should reveal that info if they're able to search her computer and Facebook cooperates. Then the parents and Guadapoop will need to cover and tell yet another lie that someone got in the house and used her computer.

uptoustosetitstraight
uptoustosetitstraight

I hope they find all the girls who bullies this lovely young girl. I was bullied when I was her age> I hope they through the book at the girls and there parents.Guadalupe Shaw, mother who says she watch over her daughters face book must be joking since her daughter was a school bully and threaten others who just wanted to be friends with Rebecca. I hope she is locks up for years and years and years.I hope the judge also goes after the parents of these kids that drove her to her death.

Inspiration
Inspiration

Both females are demented, disturbed and should be admitted for a mandatory hospital stay at a mental institution, along with actual jail time. Stalking, harassing, physically, mentally and emotionally torturing someone shows impulse control issues and sociopathic behavior. There is enough evidence they are a threat and danger to society, themselves and should be put away.

Guadalupe's own neighbors and witnesses said the family members have a history of violence and have patterns of intimidating, threatening and assaulting others in the community and school.

The school system needs to create rules and stick to them to suspend and/or expel anyone that bullies someone else. For example, depending on severity, first offense, 10-day suspension, second offense, 6 month suspension, third offense, expelled for entire year.

Both females should be immediately expelled from the school system. Put responsibility back on defensive, dishonest and irresponsible parents and let these two monsters be home-schooled. Why should our tax dollars have to pay for their education and other children and teens subjected to abuse??

snowpeach
snowpeach

I'm sure the Sheriff's office has already sent a subpoena to Facebook and they will be able to see the IP address that the post was sent from!

hill4990
hill4990

@gleamer1965 I feel for the parents too but the article is riddled with descriptions of 12-and 14-year olds "dating"?  Both sets of parents are to blame.  One created a monster and one was letting their daughter run around at a too young age to handle relationships.  Even the beast is 14 and that is too young. 

hill4990
hill4990

@snowpeach I would think so too because the parents defense of their kid is that someone hacked the account.  For that reason, the prosecutor is probably already following the electronic trail to convict the little monster.

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