Man Charged With Giving N.J. Teen The Gun She Used To Take Her Life


Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Kenneth F. Pinte, 21, of Paramus, NJ on charges of Reckless Manslaughter, Hindering Apprehension, and Unlawful Purchase Of A Firearm.

On Saturday, November 30, 2019, the Paramus Police Department notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office that a woman died from an apparent gunshot wound in a home at 5 Pleasant Avenue, Paramus, NJ. An investigation revealed that Faith Youngling, 18, was in the basement of the home and died from a gunshot wound. An autopsy determined that the injuries were self-inflicted. The investigation revealed that Pinte provided Youngling the shotgun that caused her death and that he had purchased the shotgun illegally.

As a result of the investigation, Pinte was arrested and charged with one count of Reckless Manslaughter, one count of Hindering Apprehension and one count of Unlawful Purchase Of A Firearm

He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail.

No further details were released. Authorities did not elaborate on the relationship between Pinte and the teen.

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