Per the below cited news story it appears the victim has to power to accept or reject a proposed plea bargain by the murderer. I though this was strictly a States Attorney/Prosecuters Office decision. Is this unique to Florida state law?
Two parts of longer article
"Judge upholds boy’s life sentence
Defense to appeal, ask Gov. Bush for clemency
MSNBC STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 9 — A youth who killed a 6-year-old while imitating professional wrestlers was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole after a judge refused to dismiss his first-degree murder conviction. Broward County Judge Joel Lazarus imposed the mandatory sentence on 14-year-old Lionel Tate, calling the murder of Tiffany Eunick “cold, callous and indescribably cruel.” His attorneys said they will appeal. "
Tate’s mother and attorney had earlier rejected a plea bargain that would have kept the boy out of state prison, and provided counseling as well as putting him on probation for 10 years. That decision led to the jury conviction and Friday’s sentencing at which defense attorney Richard Rosenbaum had sought a competency hearing, arguing that Tate didn’t understand what was at stake during his jury trial."