Wayne Treacy, the teenager that beat Josie Lou Ratley over a text message she sent him, was sentenced to 20 years in prison today.
Back in 2010, Wayne Treacy was upset that Ratley had sent him a text message about Treacy's dead brother. In a rage he attacked Ratley one day after school. He threw her down, bashed her head into the concrete pavement and then kicked her head with his steel-toed boots. She survived the attack but has permanent brain damage.
A jury convicted him in July of Attempted First Degree Murder and on Monday a judge sentenced him to 20 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation.
Sad that both lives were destroyed over a unfortunate incident.