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Maui teen dead, another hospitalized after home broken into for beer party

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 1:20 a.m. HST, Aug 25, 2012

Maui police say a 15-year-old boy at a home that was broken into in order to hold a beer party Thursday night was found dead at the residence after bringing prescription pain medications to the party and consuming it along with alcohol.

A 19-year-old from Kihei who was also at the party was taken to Maui Memorial Hospital for treatment and was in stable condition this morning.

Police say they got a call about an unresponsive male at the Kahului residence at 1:23 this morning. Once there, police say they learned that the victim was a 15-year-old boy from Kahului who died at the scene.

“The investigation revealed the victim to have brought prescription pain medications to a party at the residence the night before and offered it to other party-goers,” police said in a press release.

 “The owner of the residence was off island and was unaware that people had broken into his home without permission to have a beer party,” police said. “The owner did not give anyone permission to enter or remain on his property, while out of town.”

An investigation into how the victim was able to obtain prescription pain medication and who gained access to the home is ongoing.

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