TODAY | October 17, 2013
>> bullying case we told you on wednesday. the sheriff is trying to come up with a way to charge the parents of a 14-year-old girl accused of bullying a classmate who eventually took her own life. here's nbc 's michael potter .
>> reporter: this girl jumped this cement plant haunts the sheriff grady judded.
>> my heart was broken. i want to make sure is that we do everything we can to send a loud message that parents have to pay attention.
>> reporter: authorities say sedgwick was bullied by other girls, physically and online. two girls were arrested and charged with aggravated stalking of a minor after the oldest allegedly posted a message days ago on facebook show knowing remorse. judd said the girl's parents failed to monitor their girls' behavior.
>> at this point in the investigation, we don't have a criminal case against any parent. we wish that we did.
>> reporter: nbc legal analyst says it's a hard case to make.
>> unless there is proof the parents actively encouraged the bullying, there may be bad parenting, moral responsibility , but there won't be a crime.
>> reporter: the attorney for the 14-year-old denies she was a bully.
>> she is a care taker and very comforting and loving to other kids and kids in the neighborhood. she socializes with a lot of people.
>> reporter: the attorney denies the girl wrote the facebook entry. the parents say she was hacked and they monitored her.
>> you know the parents were doing the best job they could with what they knew.
>> sheriff judd says the other girl and her parents accepted responsibility but they would not speak with nbc news. the long-time hope is for this death to prevent other and raise awareness.