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Family of Mt. Carmel Student Killed in Indiana Fight Files Lawsuit

In an altercation at the beach, one teen was killed when punched by another. The family of the deceased teen has filed a lawsuit against the teen who threw the punch, his sister, and his mother. 

The suit alleges the defendant and his sister were drunk and that she instigated a disturbance that led to her brother allegedly trying to start a fight with one of the victim’s friends. The suit also alleges the defendant punched the victim after the victim requested him to calm down. 

According to the complaint, the mother "gave, supplied, encouraged or permitted" her daughter, who was a minor, "to go to the beach supplied with alcoholic beverages." The mother is also accused of destroying evidence by picking up her children after they fled the beach, thus preventing police from gathering evidence of their intoxication.

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