Two men have pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide over the death of tragic Buncrana teen Liam McGlinchey in America.

Liam McGlinchey (pictured above) was found dead in New York in 2017 after a night out with friends.

The 19-year-old had recently moved to the US and had been celebrating passing his exams.

He died as a result of alcohol poisoning after being left lying outside his grandmother’s house in New York.

Two men, Samuel Heroux of Cohoes, aged 21, and another friend who is not named because he was a minor at the time, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide.

Samuel Heroux

The case was held on Tuesday in Saratoga County Court in New York. Sentencing has been scheduled on 8th August 2019, when Liam’s family can attend court.

Local news channel WNYT reports that Heroux and the friend had driven Liam, who was highly intoxicated, to his grandmother’s house and left him on the lawn. The pair drove away and came back, but they did not call for help when they saw Liam in distress.

Heroux is expected to be sentenced to a term of six months in prison and five years probation. The second friend will also be sentenced in August.


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