Two Charged in Connection to Teen’s Death

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LENOIR, NC — The cousin of a teen who was accidentally shot and killed in Lenoir is in jail, charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Police say Dusty Boston brought a gun to an apartment on Atwood Drive last Friday night.  The gun went off, killing 15-year-old Kent Taylor.

Boston is in the Caldwell County Jail under $50,000 bond.  The woman who lives in the apartment where the shooting happened is also charged.

Police say Christy Eaneas gave alcohol to minors the night of the shooting.  She spoke to WCCB Charlotte the day after the shooting.

“I went to Kent’s head,” said Eaneas.  “He was laying there… I put the pillow under his head and rubbed his face saying, ‘Kent, it’s going to be okay.  It’s going to be okay.  Stay with me.  Stay with me.  They’re coming to help ya.'”

Eaneas and Boston have court appearances set for Monday.