Three teenaged girls in Delaware have been charged for the fatal assault of a classmate at a Wilmington high school.
If she is tried as an adult, Trinity Carr, 16, could face eight years in prison for criminally negligent homicide in connection to the death of Amy Joyner-Francis, who was also 16, according to the Delaware Department of Justice.
Joyner-Francis was the victim of a beating in a bathroom at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, authorities have alleged.
Earlier, authorities announced that charges could be coming pending the results of a medical examiner’s report.
That report found Joyner-Francis died due to a heart condition, but that she would not have died had she not been attacked, according to a statement from the Delaware Department of Justice.
Additionally, Zion Snow and Chakeira Wright, both of whom are 16, were charged with third degree criminal conspiracy, the DOJ wrote in a release. They could spend up to a year in prison for the alleged crime.
Authorities believe Snow and Wright were involved in the alleged assault, they also believe only Carr hit the victim, according to the DOJ release.