February 14, 1996 |
A 15-year-old girl who spent two months tethered to her parents was sent directly from a courtroom in Moncks Corner, S.C., into state custody. A judge said her home was no place for her to be. Tonya Kline's lawyer had argued that being tethered to her mother or father was punishment in itself. The teenager, who was charged with truancy, shoplifting, burglary and grand larceny, also apologized to the judge. The judge was unmoved.