VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty to ambushing, torturing and stabbing a former classmate in San Diego County — charges that carry a potential life sentence.
The girl, who's being tried as an adult, was in court Thursday to face charges of attempted murder, torture and other crimes. She was ordered jailed on $2 million bail.
Prosecutors say she and another girl ambushed a 14-year-old girl in the victim's Escondido home in May. They allegedly beat and kicked her, carved her face and body with a knife and stabbed her five times.
The girl nearly died.
Authorities say she was targeted because she liked the same boy as one attacker. Prosecutors want to try that girl as an adult.
A 14-year-old boy who went along to the home faces juvenile charges.
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