BALTIMORE (WJZ)—A spokeswoman for the family of a teen who died during a fight in a Delaware high school bathroom says they believe the autopsy results were faulty, according to CBS News Radio affiliate WDEL.

Three teens were charged last week in connection to the death of Amy Joyner-Francis.

One of the teens in the video is charged with criminally negligent homicide. The other two are charged with criminal conspiracy because they didn’t hit Joyner-Francis.

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Cell phone video showed the April 21 beating in a bathroom inside Howard High School of Technology.

A spokeswoman for the Amy’s family spoke about the case one week after charges were filed.

“The family is feeling like there’s not a lot of justice with these charges,” said Sherry Dorsey Walker, a Wilmington City Councilwoman who’s running for lieutenant governor and is acting as the family’s spokeswoman. “They understand that there are other families affected by this situation, but their family is the one that will never see their daughter again.”

Walker also called the autopsy into question.

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“That heart condition…that the ME (medical examiner) referenced, Amy had that since birth, and it really healed itself,” Dorsey Walker said. “And so now we’re going to blame her death on a heart condition when it was a school fight that…led to hear death. It was the physical assault that led to her death–not her heart condition.”


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