Prosecutors are still considering whether or not to hit Taylor Smith with criminal charges after she was caught on camera pushing her 16-year-old friend Jordan Holgerson off of Washington state’s Moulton Falls Bridge back on August 7.

Smith told Good Morning America on Friday that she thought Holgerson “would be fine” when she pushed her.

“She wanted to jump and she was scared and she asked me to give her a push, I didn’t think about the consequences,” Smith said. “I’ve apologized several times, but I haven’t been able to see her in person. I went to the hospital. I got asked to leave, I wasn’t allowed to see her. I never intended to hurt her, ever. I’m really sorry it turned out that way. I just pray she heals.”

Holgerson, who is recovering from multiple broken ribs and punctured lungs, now says that she would like Smith to be charged.

“Now that I’ve thought about it more, I’m kind of wanting her to sit in jail and think about at least what she did,” Holgerson told the “Today” show.

“I had five broken ribs, and we just found out I have another broken rib, and I had two punctured lungs,” she continued. “I’m in a lot of pain. In the mornings it’s the worst. It hurts to breathe, my side hurts, my shoulder hurts, I can’t even get up. I’m probably going to be recovering for the rest of the school year.”

Police have concluded their investigation, and it is now up to prosecutors whether or not Smith will be charged.

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