Will teens who let a man drown face any charges in Florida?

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 In what police called an “extremely disturbing” incident, a group of Cocoa, Florida teens will likely not face charges for mocking and laughing at a 32-year-old disabled man as he drowned last week in a fenced-off pond. Prosecutors say there is little they can do to punish the teens because Florida’s so-called Good Samaritan law doesn’t stipulate criminal or civil liability if someone chooses not to help a person in peril. However, police will file misdemeanor charges against the five teens for not reporting a dead body. The body of James Dunn was pulled from a pond three days after the drowning incident. About a week ago a minute-long video appeared on social media depicting a group of teens mocking, cursing and laughing at Dunn, who is seen in the video screaming for help in the distance. Two of the teens, who were not identified because they are minors, are seen in the video. The youths were later identified and questions by detectives, who said they lacked remorse. The mother of one of the teens broke down in tears while her son stared blankly ahead while being questioned.

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