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Judge Sets Trial Date in Deadly School Bathroom Fight

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Amy Joyner-Francis died in April following a fight at her high school. She was 16. (Photo credit: Family photo) Amy Joyner-Francis died in April following a fight at her high school. She was 16. (Photo credit: Family photo)
An image taken from a cellphone video shows Amy Joyner-Francis, right, being punched during a fight shortly before she died. (Photo: CBS News) An image taken from a cellphone video shows Amy Joyner-Francis, right, being punched during a fight shortly before she died. (Photo: CBS News)

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP/WBOC)- Three Delaware girls charged in a deadly school bathroom fight will go to trial nearly a year after a 16-year-old girl was killed.
    
A Family Court judge on Tuesday scheduled the non-jury trial for April 3.  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, would not be tried as an adult, 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.

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