Teen's death ruled accidental

By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email

BENTON HARBOR The county prosecutor’s office has ruled the New Year's Day death of a teen accidental, but one woman is facing a charge related to the incident.

18-year-old Karrington Penny's body was found lying in the snow in Benton Harbor.

His parents have argued that there was criminal behavior leading up to his death, but investigators say he died from a combination of hypothermia and substance abuse.

Shari Mucia hosted the party Penny had attended that night. Alcohol and marijuana were used there. WSJM reports that she is facing a misdemeanor charge for the party.

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