Charges Expected in Del. School Beating Death
Charges are expected to be filed in connection with the death of a 15-year-old Delaware teen.
Amy Joyner-Francis was killed last week after getting into a fight with several other girls in a high school bathroom.
Police and the state Office of the Attorney General have three persons of interest in connection with the deadly assault, CBS News reports.
The announcement came Monday night as Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings addressed a crowd of nearly 100 people at a town hall meeting at Stubbs Elementary School, which is next door to the high school where Joyner-Francis died.
“One of the things we did not want to do is rush to judgment and press charges that could possibly be overturned,” he said.
Joyner-Francis died Thursday after a fight she had at Howard High School prior to the start of classes. She was pronounced dead as she was being transported via helicopter to A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children.
Currently, investigators are reviewing social media posts, phone communications and interviews with witnesses to determine how severe the charges will be.
Officials are expected to announce charges by the end of the week.
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