Two north Texas teens dead; drug overdose suspected




Posted on January 6, 2013 at 7:32 PM

GRAPEVINE — Two Southlake Carroll High School students were found dead Saturday morning at a Grapevine residence. Detectives said they believe the deaths are drug-related and a third person has been arrested.

According to a police statement, 17-year-old Kyle McNutt and 18-year-old Chase Nuñez were discovered in a bedroom of the home in the 700 block of Heather Wood Drive shortly before 9 a.m. when police and fire units responded to a call for a possible overdose.

Both teens were pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, detectives believe that McNutt, Nuñez, and a third person — identified as Cullen Marino, 22 — had been using illegal narcotics at the address.

Police said Marino obtained the drugs for his friends, and all three were at his house this weekend getting high on a cocktail of drugs, alcohol and marijuana.

Police said when Marino saw McNutt and Nuñez passed out early Saturday, he dragged their unresponsive bodies into a bedroom.

"Because [Marino] chose not to contact the authorities or try to render some sort of medical attention to them, chances are if they would've received that medical attention, they might be here today," said Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling.

Marino was arrested and jailed on an unrelated warrant. He was also charged with two counts of criminally negligent homicide.

The medical examiner's office was waiting for test results to determine what mixture of drugs killed  McNutt and Nuñez. That information could lead to additional charges for Marino.


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