WILMINGTON, Del. -- Three Delaware girls.
A Family Court judge on Tuesday scheduled the non-jury trial for April 3, 2017. Attorneys say it could last up to two weeks.
The judge ruled last month that a 16-year-old girl facing the most serious charge, criminally negligent homicide,, leaving all three defendants to be tried as juveniles.
The girl is accused of repeatedly hitting Amy Joyner-Francis in an April attack at Wilmington’s Howard High School of Technology. Two other girls are charged with conspiracy in planning the fight, which was recorded on a cellphone.
An autopsy found that Joyner-Francis, who had a heart condition, died of sudden cardiac death.