Woman provided teens with alcohol

January 06, 1995|By Robert Guy Matthews | Robert Guy Matthews,Sun Staff Writer

A 31-year-old woman whose birthday bash ended when a drunken 19-year-old killed another partygoer with a samurai sword was found guilty yesterday of providing alcohol to minors.

Kelly Anita Dore was given a one-year suspended sentence, with two years of supervised probation and 60 hours of community service for furnishing alcohol to at least four teen-agers during a party Oct. 10, 1993.

Ms. Dore told District Judge Alexander Wright that she invited her 16-year-old boyfriend and other teens to the party at her townhouse but provided sodas for them. The party turned deadly when Allen Leroy Hilton, who had brought a sword, began to start a fight with Ms. Dore's boyfriend, Mark Hartman. After the defendant's friend, Noel Franke, 25, tried to prevent the two from fighting, Hilton slashed Mr. Franke across the neck. He died instantly.

Hilton received a 30-year sentence for second-degree murder last February.

Other teens who were at the party testified yesterday that Hilton had been drinking whiskey and bourbon, as well as beer. "She treated them as if they were 30, her age," the judge said. "Because they were not mature, they did not take well to that particular treatment, and a tragedy occurred."

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