Hearing set on whether to try Delaware girl as adult in fatal fight

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    A judge will decide whether one of three girls charged in a Delaware high school restroom assault that left another girl dead will be tried as an adult.

    Media outlets report that on Tuesday a Family Court judge scheduled a hearing to decide the matter on July 11.

    The 16-year-old charged with criminally negligent homicide is accused of hitting Amy Joyner-Francis in the head and torso during an altercation at Wilmington’s Howard High School of Technology. Two other girls charged with third-degree criminal conspiracy are scheduled for trial June 15.

    The Associated Press is not naming the girls because they are juveniles.

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    Authorities say Joyner-Francis, who had a pre-existing heart condition, died of sudden cardiac death, with a contributing factor of physical and emotional stress due to physical assault.

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