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Woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for hosting party where teen died

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NORMAN, Okla. - A Lexington woman is sentenced to 20 years in prison after a 15-year-old boy dies of alcohol poisoning at a party at her home.

15-year-old Nicholas Faught died at the party allegedly hosted by Tonya Moss and Justin Moore in March of 2015.

At the sentencing, the victim's mother gave her testimony, the whole time choking back tears and looking straight at Moss saying she will never understand what her family is going through.

The defendant also gave her testimony, claiming she did not know about the party and thought her son was only having a bonfire with a few friends.

She claims she was not home at the time.

She said she was at a casino which prosecutors said was a violation of her probation for previous drug charges.

The defendant claims when she got home, she found Nicholas dead on the bathroom floor and she then left the home because she was scared of what might happen to her.

During cross-examination, she admitted to knowing her son has had alcohol with his friends at her home in the past and she would rather it be there than out.

Defense attorneys asked for a suspended sentence, but the judge told the defendant she believes this was a fair sentence for the crime committed.

Family members of the victim said they are satisfied with the sentence.

"She should have as much time as possible to just sit and think about what she did and what she's caused our whole family to go through. Not even our whole family, the whole town, for that matter," said Kali Faught, the victim's sister.

Faught's family members said they believe Justin Moore, Moss's boyfriend who was with her that night, is expected in court sometime in October.

Moore is also charged with accessory after the fact in a Pottawatomie County murder.