Mother Sentenced to Prison for Party Where Youth Drank Herself to Death

A Pennsylvania mother, Diane Rose Adorante, 40, will spend as much as 23 month in jail for hosting a birthday party where Samantha Scheuring, 16, drank herself to death. On Jan. 15, 2007, Scheuring was found dead at the apartment with a blood-alcohol content more than five times the legal limit.

She was charged with involuntary manslaughter, corruption of minors and furnishing liquor or beer to minors. Also charged were Matthew Alan Baker, 21, who was accused of providing alcohol to juveniles and David James Leone, 26, who was accused of providing alcohol to minors. Like Scheuring, Baker pleaded guilty while Leone’s case is pending.

Adorante also pleaded guilty to drunken driving. She was arrested three months after Scheuring died.

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