KANSAS CITY — A western Missouri woman has been sentenced to two years of probation for serving alcohol to an underage party guest who was later involved in a fatal car wreck.
Jackson County prosecutors initially charged 47-year-old Sandra Triebel with involuntary manslaughter. They hoped to hold her responsible for the drunken-driving death caused by a 19-year-old guest at her 2009 Halloween party.
But a judge dismissed that charge under Missouri law, and The Kansas City Star reported that Triebel pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor alcohol-related charges.
Besides serving probation, Triebel must also perform 40 hours of community service and attend a victim impact panel.
The drunken party guest, Kenneth Blake, is serving a six-year sentence for the crash that killed 16-year-old Laura Reynolds.