Salisbury teen charged with selling beer to teen before he died

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SALISBURY, N.C. — Authorities have charged a convenience store owner in Salisbury with selling beer to a minor hours before the teen died in a skateboarding accident.

The Salisbury Post reported that the owner of Z and H Mart was charged with two counts of liquor law violation. Fifty-eight-year-old Hecham Nauraldin Abualeinan posted a $1,000 bond and was released Monday from the Rowan County jail.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says 16-year-old Jonah King purchased an 18-pack of beer June 9 and another 18-pack June 10. He was injured about 1:30 a.m. June 11 and died the next day at a Winston-Salem hospital.

The Alcohol Law Enforcement agency says alcohol contributed to the accident.

Abualeinan told a Salisbury Post reporter that he was busy and he declined to comment.

Source: The Associated Press

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