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Man jailed after 2 Grapevine teens die

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Police say a drug and alcohol-fueled night at a Grapevine home ended with two high school students dead over the weekend and another man in jail.

22-year-old Cullen Marino is accused of failing to call for help after he discovered the two teens unconscious.

The victims are 18-year-old Chase Nunez and 17-year-old Kyle McNutt.

Just before 9 a.m. Saturday, Grapevine paramedics arrived at Marion's home in the 700 block of Heatherwood Drive to find two teens dead in a bedroom after they allegedly ingested alcohol, marijuana and narcotics.

"We don't know exactly, but I will say it was a cocktail of different various drugs," said Grapevine police Sgt. Robert Eberling.

Also on the scene was Marino, who investigators say admitting to getting the drugs to share with the teens.

"We know that he left the house at some point and he came back to the house with them," said Eberling.

Besides providing the drugs, police say Marino is also directly responsible for their deaths.

"Both of the two victims were unresponsive," said Eberling. "Instead of what a reasonable person would do is call 911 and try to get an ambulance there and render aid, he simply chose to just move them to another bedroom."

Neighbors on Heatherwood Drive were stunned to hear what happened at the Marino home.

"The dad and the sons are wonderful people," said neighbor Harriet Humphrey. "I can't imagine what the families of the boys are going through."

McNutt and Nunez both attended Southlake Carroll High School. Carroll ISD administrators plan to have extra counseling on hand for students and staff when classes resume Tuesday.

Marino is facing two counts of criminally negligent homicide. Additional charges may be filed, according Grapevine detectives.

A search revealed Marino had been arrested at least three times for marijuana possession charges since 2008. He was also arrested for assault on a public servant in Colleyville when he was 17.

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