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Youths Get Probation for Robbing Teen Before His Suicide

Juveniles agree to plea deals, each receive one year probation.

Two juveniles accepted plea agreements Tuesday in the bullying case of Lennon Baldwin, the Morris Township teen who killed himself in March, according to MorristownGreen.com.

The youths, who were 17 at the time of the incidents and therefore are not being identified, each received one year of probation in the plea deal, according to the article

One pleaded guilty to third-degree conspiracy to commit theft and simple assault, a disorderly persons offense. The other pleaded guilty to third-degree theft and fourth-degree obstruction of justice.

Baldwin, a Morris Township resident and freshman at , was caught on camera being assaulted at the school in early March and then told by the juveniles to tell authorities it had been a prank. Then, when one of the juveniles was suspended, they and  allegedly robbed Baldwin in the parking lot as payment for getting the one juvenile suspended.

The two juveniles . Baldwin took his own life the following day, with many speculating his suicide was related to those incidents earlier that month.

Conway, being tried as an adult, returns to court on July 31.

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Dori M. July 25, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Sigh....no comments about this tragedy in our community but over 30 on another article because snooki and jwoww and coming to town. I hope this poor young man finally found peace and that the families involved are able to stay strong. It hasn't even been 10 years that I have been out of high school and things have changed so drastically for teens.
Terry July 25, 2012 at 11:08 AM
Sorry but they shouldn't be allowed to return to the high school.
Kelly July 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM
They got off pretty easy...
Cara DePalma July 25, 2012 at 01:35 PM
At 17 they should have been tried as adults. At 17 you know that assault and robbery are wrong. At 17 you can graduate high school and start college like I did. 17 is old enough to know bullying is wrong. Unfortunately, Lennon will never see 17. My heart breaks again for the Baldwins.
rose July 25, 2012 at 06:53 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how diabolical these kids can become by the age of 17 that they can do these disgusting things to other people. Don't worry let them keep living (like Sinbad says) they will get in other trouble and probably end up in jail anyway.
Morris98 July 27, 2012 at 06:47 PM
They will end up in jail anyway. To those that think this is a wake-up call forget it, they will just revert to their previous behavior.

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