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DA: Bailey O'Neill was punched 2-3 times in face

Published On: Mar 06 2013 10:01:17 AM EST
Bailey O'Neill


Bailey O'Neill


More information is coming out about the playground fight that ultimately led to the death of a 12-year-old Delaware County boy.

A district attorney investigating the death of a 12-year-old suburban Philadelphia student after a brief altercation in the school yard says the boy was punched two or three times in the face and did not fight back.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan says he's found no evidence that Bailey O'Neill had been bullied by his assailant in the days leading up to the Jan. 10 scuffle.

Bailey died Sunday, a day after his birthday. The sixth-grader's family says Bailey suffered a concussion, broken nose and other injuries in the attack at Darby Township School. Doctors induced a coma after he began having seizures.

The Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office says it will be a few weeks before ruling on the cause of Bailey's death.

Whelan says charges are likely.