DAILYKENN.com -- The 34-year-old boyfriend of a 16-year-old girl was arrested for her beating death.
Hailey Hall died after two weeks in intensive care. The assault occurred Feb. 29.
William Lamar Arnold has been arrested.
Investigators later discovered the assault had taken place at the Inner Circle nightclub at 4343 Kellogg Ave. in East End around 2 a.m.
The St. Bernard-Elmwood Place High School 10th grader died Monday from her injuries, police said.
"Honestly, It's devastating," Hailey's principal, Alison Gates told The Enquirer. "No 16-year-old deserves to have her life end the way that her life ended.
"Her life was just beginning. She had so much to look forward. She was at school. She was working hard, so it's just tragic."
Superintendent Mimi Webb said Hailey started at Elmwood Place Elementary and followed two siblings through the high school. She also had a sister who attended with her.
"She would just light up when she saw her sister in the hallway and her sister would light up, too," Gates said.
William Lamar Arnold, 34, was arrested and charged with felonious assault on March 1 in connection with the incident. After more investigation, he may face additional charges due to the death.
Arnold is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center on a $1 million bond for the felonious assault and an additional $1 million bond related to heroin possession and trafficking charges.
Gates isn't sure what she'll say to her students.
"How do you explain this to other kids?" she asked. "How do you explain to other students and make sense of what happened? Because it doesn't make sense to me how this could happen to a 16-year-old."
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