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A teen boy allegedly attacks a girl after they had been texting

FLORIDA (WKOW) -- Many have called it a case of "text-rage." A boy allegedly attacks a girl after they had been texting.

Hours after Florida teen, Wayne Treacy was accused of beating 15-year-old Josie Ratley, he told investigators it was because she sent him a text message about his dead brother.

Treacy tells ABC, "I just remember she said something about my dead brother and that really set me off."

Now Treacy is accused of attempted 1st degree murder for punching Ratley in the head, smashing her head on the pavement, and kicking her with a steel-toed boot.

Treacy says, "Usually when I get angry it just goes away, cause I can just vent and stuff. But I don't know, I couldn't get the feeling to subside."

Ratley suffered brain damage in the attack, was in a medically induced coma, and has been in a hospital and rehab facility since March.

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