Suspects charged in fatal alcohol-related incident

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Updated: 11/08/2012 11:48 pm
Misdemeanor charges have been filed against two suspects who have been linked to alcohol served at a party which a Frenship student attended before he was killed last year.

18-year-old Gilbert Guerrero, Jr. is accused of making alcohol available to a minor. His aunt, 45-year-old Clarita Campos is accused of purchasing alcohol for a minor. Both have been released from the Lubbock County Detention Center.

17-year-old Conner Mercer was struck by a pickup truck in far Southwest Lubbock. According to LPD reports, he attended the house party and later was run over by the vehicle while he was lying in a roadway.

Test results indicate Mercer had a blood alcohol content almost three times the legal limit for an adult.

According to a TABC agent's report, the suspects told investigators that Guerrero brought bottles of liquor that Campos had purchased to the party that mercer attended. The report states no adults were present at the party.
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whistleblower - 11/9/2012 10:14 PM
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What is sad is that this student is getting charged but the student that hosted the party doesn't even have his name mentioned. Considering that boy's daddy is a doctor here is Lubbock makes it even more fishy. Why not look at who threw the party because that wasn't his first, and he hosted another party after prom and graduation!

whistleblower - 11/9/2012 10:11 PM
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opinionated - 11/9/2012 9:06 AM
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"Liberty Seeker" eh? Liberty (noun): 1. the quality or state of being free: a. the power to do as one pleases... Yes, liberty includes the freedom to choose to consume alcohol. There are no reports that this young man was held down and forced to drink.

Liberty Seeker - 11/9/2012 8:36 AM
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This is a small taste of what is happening due to expanded alcohol sales. The morons of the county are getting what they voted for. Intoxication related death is more dominant than ever before, and those who care nothing about the safety or welfare of children, expand such dominion. . . I regret that my aging body will not live long enough to witness this county clean up.
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