EVERETT, Wash. - The 15-year-old girl whose beating in Seattle's bus tunnel was widely seen on video is facing robbery charges in a separate case in Everett.
Aisha Steward-Baker was expected to plead guilty Monday but surprised prosecutors by asking to go to trial instead.
She and another girl are accused of beating a woman and stealing her purse last May in Edmonds.
Her trial is set for May 11, and if convicted Steward-Baker faces a longer term in juvenile detention than the three-to-nine months she would have faced if she pleaded guilty.
In January Steward-Baker was attacked by several people in the Seattle bus tunnel as security guards watched.