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

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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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