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Two girls who attended Howard High School of Technology have been sentenced for their role in a fight that led to the death of a fellow student.

Delaware girl gets six months confinement for her role in killing high school classmate

June 5, 2017
Girl sentenced to juvenile facility after 2016 fight in a school bathroom led to a fellow student's death.

A 17-year-old Delaware girl found guilty of killing a classmate last year in a high school bathroom will spend six months in a state juvenile facility.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Trinity Carr received the sentence in Family Court for her role in the death of classmate Amy Inita Joyner-Francis. A second girl convicted in the case—Zion Snow—was placed on supervision and must complete community service.

The sentencing came more than a year after a fight in a bathroom at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington left Joyner-Francis dead.

Prosecutors had charged three students—Carr, Snow and Chakiera Wright—with planning the confrontation in the 20 hours before the attack.

In an April trial, Carr was found delinquent – a term used when a juvenile is found guilty – of criminally negligent homicide and third-degree conspiracy. Snow was found delinquent of third-degree conspiracy. Wright was found not delinquent after the judge ruled there was insufficient evidence to show she participated in the plan.

A cellphone video of the April 21, 2016, assault showed Carr dragging Joyner-Francis by her long, braided hair through a handicap-accessible stall in the bathroom. Carr swings her arms and lands punches onto the head and torso of Joyner-Francis, who was on the floor clutching her purse.

The fight exacerbated a pre-existing heart condition in Joyner-Francis and led to her death.

After Carr serves six months confinement, she will receive after-care until she's 18, and then must serve two years' probation and complete 500 hours of community service.

Snow received 18 months of community supervision and must complete 300 hours of community service.

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