About three weeks ago, high school student Amy Joyner-Francis lost her life after she was involved in an altercation with three other girls in a women’s restroom at her school. The three other females involved have now been formally charged in the death of 16-year-old Joyner-Francis.
Cell phone video footage from the incident has been investigated, helping officials identify the three girls involved. The video of the attack shows Trinity Carr hitting Joyner-Francis in the chest multiple times with a closed fist. Carr is being charged with criminally negligent homicide, and officials are asking for the 16-year-old to be tried as an adult. Carr could face up to 8 years in prison if convicted.
The two other girls involved were identified as Zion Snow and Chakeira Wright. Snow and Wright did not strike Joyner-Francis, but they are being charged with third-degree criminal conspiracy for allegedly helping plan the attack. If found guilty, they could face up to one year in prison.
Officials say the cause of Joyner-Francis’ death was a “cardiac incident.” Joyner-Francis suffered from a pre-existing heart condition called atrial septal defect, and officials say that the cardiac incident wouldn’t have happened if she wasn’t assaulted.