New Details Surrounding The Death Of A Lexington H.S. Student


Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 11:32 pm
By: News 9


New details emerge in the death of a Lexington High School athlete. Two people are charged in the case and new court documents give a clearer picture of what happened to 15-year-old Nicolas Faught.

The mother who allegedly allowed the underage drinking to go on said she tried to perform CPR on the Nicolas Faught and then left the scene.

There are still beer cans and bottles all over the yard that may be remnants of the party that led to the death of a 15-year-old boy.

Tonya Lynn Moss and her boyfriend Justin Moore lived at the home with Moss's 16-year-old son, and prosecutors said what they allowed to happen could send them to prison.

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“It resulted in the death of the victim who basically died of alcohol poisoning,” Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said.

Court documents state Moss and Moore left Moss's son with several other teens while they went to a casino. When they got back, they found one of the teens dead.

Moss told detectives she got "scared and left the residence with Moore because 'a little boy had just died in my house.' She also told investigators, Moore was "freaking out" and that's when they left for a second time.

“So she's neglecting her son leaving him there with a deceased person,” Mashburn said.

Court records also state when authorities asked Moss why she let her teen son to drink alcohol she told them "what else was she supposed to do to stop him, because he is 16-years-old."

Nobody who lives in the home was there Thursday afternoon, but someone roaming the property. He wouldn't say much.

“Just wondering who broke the window over there,” he said. “People have respect for nobody.”

Respect prosecutors believed this couple should have had for the children in their care.

“Because of their lack of supervision and disregard for underage drinking going on in their home, that's how they'll be held criminally liable,” Mashburn said.

Both Moore and Moss are charged with several counts including permitting people under 21 to consume alcohol.