Three Teens Criminally Charged for Death of Another Teen Following Fatal Bathroom Attack
May 10, 2016 10:35 PM EDT
Three Delaware teens has been charged over the death of their classmate following a fight on a school bathroom. The violent attacked happened last month, in which the teen victim sustained beating injuries and died.
Trinity Carr along with two other girls, Zion Snow and Chakeira Wright, all 16-year olds were charged on Monday following the fatal attack to the 16-year old victim, Amy Inita Joyner-Francis. According toDelaware Online, Carr is charged with criminally negligent homicide, and faces up to eight years sentence. Snow and Wright were charged with third-degree criminal conspiracy that carries up to one year in jail.
According to the investigators, the victim, Joyner, a sophomore at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Delaware, died following the planned fight on April 21 and Carr was the only one who beat the victim, the Attorney General's office stated. The violent fight was recorded and it shows Carr hit Amy a number of times in the head and at her torso with "what appears to be a closed fist," court records stated.
The Delaware Department of Justice issued a statement regarding Amy's autopsy report. People reported, no internal injuries or blunt force injuries were found on the victim. "The Medical Examiner determined that Amy died from a cardiac incident that she was vulnerable to because of a pre-existing heart condition, but the cardiac incident would not have occurred if she had not been assaulted," the source quoted.
The state Attorney General's Office is pushing to have Carr tried as an adult since she was the only one who struck the victim, while the other two will be tried as juveniles. According to the Daily Mail, some students saw the fight and said the attacked sparked at the ladies bathroom over a boy.
A witness said, one of the attacker slammed Amy's head to the sink. The victim was rash to A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital in critical condition and wad later, declared dead. The family of the victim has not commented publicly on the attack and has not spoken directly with the media.