Verdict In On Amy Joyner-Francis Murder: Carr and Snow Guilty, Wright Not Guilty

Almost a year since Amy Joyner-Francis was viciously beaten in the Howard High School of Technology bathroom and died as a result of those injuries, the verdict was delivered this morning against her assaulters.  Trinity Carr was found guilty of both third-degree criminally negligent homicide and criminal conspiracy.  Zion Snow also got the third-degree criminal conspiracy verdict.  Chakeira Wright was found not guilty because of a lack of substantial evidence suggesting she was involved in the conspiracy to attack Joyner-Francis.  It was also revealed she attempted to pull Carr off Amy during the assault.

Delaware Family Court Judge Robert Coonin read the verdict this morning.  I can’t say I like this verdict.  I never liked the official “cause of death” and found it to serve the girls who killed Amy more than the cause of justice.  None of this will bring Amy back.

The final decision can be read below:

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

2 thoughts on “Verdict In On Amy Joyner-Francis Murder: Carr and Snow Guilty, Wright Not Guilty”

  1. Months after Amy’s death, another teen in Delaware died – Janaia Barnhart was murdered in the group home where she resided. Janaia wasn’t a “bad” kid, she had special needs an needed supported education and living. The News Journal glossed over her death with a couple column inches and never followed up, yet the newspaper couldn’t write nearly enough about Amy. The disparity in how the media treated these two murdered children couldn’t be more evident. Finally, according to ProPublica, “A Delaware Department of Justice spokesman said on March 21 that the agency has closed its investigation into how Janaia Barnhart died. He said there was insufficient evidence to file criminal charges.”
    At least Amy’s family will see some pittance of justice meted out. Janaia’s will never receive that compensation.

    Delaware’s justice system is arbitrary and capricious. And I’ll leave it at that.


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