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Trial Set for Woman Accused of Providing Alcohol to Minors

HATTIESBURG, Miss.- A trial date has been set for a woman accused of providing alcoholic drinks to teenagers. Purvis resident Kristi Morris is scheduled for a trial in Lamar County Justice Court on May 12. Morris allegedly provided alcoholic beverages to six teenagers, three of whom died in a car wreck.

She was arrested back on December 17th, after an investigation of the wreck in September.

She will be tried on six counts of letting minors possess or consume alcoholic drinks on her property, made illegal by the Social Host law. She will also be charged with six counts of providing beer or light wine to someone under the age of 21, and one count of possessing these drinks in a dry county.

These charges total up to a maximum penalty of 21 months in jail, $9,500 in fines and 30 days of community service.

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