Three Teens Involved In Death Of Amy Joyner Receive Criminal Charges
In April, a disturbing video surfaced that showed three teenagers physically assaulting one girl, named Amy Joyner, in their high school's bathroom. The video made national headlines after Joyner, 16, died en route to the hospital once the Howard High School of Technology's authorities were notified of the attack.
Now, officials announced that charges will be filed against the three teens, PEOPLE reports. In a statement issued to the website, the Delaware Department of Justice said, "The autopsy did not detect any internal injuries or significant blunt force injuries. 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."
One of the 16-year-old girls who's seen striking Joyner will be charged as an adult with criminally negligent homicide. This is the case because of the "severity of her offense" PEOPLE states. The other two suspects will be charged with criminal conspiracy, and will be tried as juveniles.
Details on the case are still forthcoming.