Rider music student charged in fellow student's death

(AP) - Prosecutors have charged a student at RiderUniversity's Westminster Choir College over a fellow student's death.

The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office says 19-year-old Kiernan Hunt, of Piscataway, sold heroin to freshman Justin Warfield and shot it up with him in the Princeton music school's parking lot on Tuesday evening.

Prosecutors say Warfield, an 18-year-old from Maryland, had to be taken by ambulance early Wednesday to University Hospital in Princeton, where he was pronounced dead.

Hunt is charged with being liable for Warfield's drug death, as well as selling him the heroin. He is free on $100,000 bail.

Warfield's death comes seven months after another Rider freshman, Gary DeVercelly Jr., died after drinking at a fraternity party on the school's main campus in Lawrenceville.

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