Is that your argument, really, that "Rachel and Sarah were teenagers," so they are somehow "not responsible" for the conduct they engage in? If it is, the argument fails miserably. It is my understanding that Sarah Ludemann was 18, Rachel Wade 19 when the stabbing took place. In my opinion, both young women were certainly old enough to know better.<quoted text>
Keep in mind that Rachel and Sara are teenagers. Your logic makes total sense to an adult- but these were kids who don't have the experience that most adults do to make rational decisions. Rachel had recently got her own apartment too, so it's not like she had parents who were there to see that she was being harrassed. I think it was unfair that Sara's e-mails, texts and voicemails and all her actions were not taken into account by the jury to show them that Rachel WAS on the defense from Sara. It would have explained her behavior more then just making her out to be a monster.
Whatever Ms. Ludemann's conduct was, she is still the murder victim in this case. Just because one is anywhere from 18-21 doesn't give one the excuse to engage in criminal conduct, especially one young person STABBING another.