Joanna Ramos, 10, died from blunt force trauma in February just hours after a planned after-school fight with an 11-year-old girl. The girls were settling a score over a boy, according to a classmate. The bare-knuckle fight was near the school in an alley, and investigators say no one was knocked down to the ground.
Police ruled the death a homicide and handed the investigation over to the D.A.'s office, but they declined to file charges.
The Long Beach Police Department said in a statement that the "case was a fight between two children that ended with unintended and tragic results."