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Monett man to be tried for teen's party death
CASSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- A southwest Missouri man will stand trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of an 18-year-old woman during a drinking party last year.
Brandon Rimes of Monett is accused of pouring large amounts of liquor and beer through a "beer bong" -- a funnel and hose -- into Jessica Murphy's mouth.
The Verona girl was found dead that night. Murphy's body was found to have a blood-alcohol level of .40 percent, five times Missouri's threshold for intoxication.
At a preliminary hearing Monday, a witness testified that Rimes funneled "half a fifth" of vodka and "half a fifth" of tequila and an unknown amount of beer into the Murphy's mouth.
Two occupants of the home who were there at the time of the party each face 10 misdemeanors.
Information from The Joplin Globe: http://www.joplinglobe.com