3 Tennessee teens sentenced in classmate’s party death

Posted at 7:51 AM, November 4, 2019 and last updated 3:59 PM, May 17, 2023

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three Tennessee teenagers have been sentenced in the death of a 15-year-old classmate.

Isaiah Brooks, Chelsea Hopson, Noel Leyva/Knox County Sheriff’s Office

News outlets report 19-year-old Isaiah Trey Brooks was sentenced to 10 years in prison for reckless homicide in the death of Gibbs High School sophomore Zach Munday.

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A Knox County judge on Friday also sentenced 18-year-old Chelsea Nicole Hopson to 30 days for being an accessory after the fact and 19-year-old Noel Leyva to three years’ probation for being an accessory after the fact and furnishing alcohol to a minor.

According to testimony, Leyva hosted a party in May at his parents’ home where Brooks slammed Munday into the ground. Munday was taken to Brooks’ home, but hours passed before authorities were called.

A coroner testified Munday died of blunt head trauma after days in a coma.


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