(AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two teenage girls have been sentenced to probation after guilty pleas in the case of threatening tweets sent after the verdict in the high-profile Steubenvile, Ohio rape case.
The tweets sent in March had threatened homicide and bodily harm against a girl raped by two high school football players.
The attorney for one of the girls said Thursday that charges of intimidation of a witness and aggravated menacing were dropped.
Attorney Sara Gasser says the 16-year-olds admitted to a single misdemeanor charge of telecommunications harassment and were placed on six months' probation.
The tweets were sent March 17. That's the day a judge found the two Steubenville High School football players guilty of raping the West Virginia girl after an alcohol-fueled party last summer.
Also Thursday, a grand jury investigating whether other crimes were committed in connection with the rape adjourned until May 23 to give investigators more time to examine evidence and interview witnesses.