- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 17, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A California woman and her son are facing criminal charges in connection with the death of a teenager who mixed prescription drugs and alcohol during a party at their Alameda house.

The Oakland Tribune reports (https://bayareane.ws/1NB5QO5 ) that the 57-year-old woman and her son, who graduated from Alameda High School this year, are charged with child endangerment and obstructing a police investigation.

They did not appear at their Thursday arraignment. Their next court date is Dec. 30.

Investigators say 17-year-old Clay Harding died after attending a party at the home last November. He was known as “C-Bone” and liked skateboarding.

Clay’s mother Patty Harding said Monday that she thinks it’s good for the community that criminal charges were filed so others are aware of dangerous teenage parties.


Information from: The Oakland Tribune, https://www.oaklandtribune.com

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