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John And Laura Mahuron Hire Attorneys

Last updated on Wednesday, July 4, 2012

(SALEM) - The state’s case against John and Laura Mahuron is progressing.

The Salem couple has hired their own attorneys and are schedule to appear in Washington Superior Court for a pretrial conference on August 27.

Laura Mahuron is represented by attorney Tom Scifres while John Mahuron's attorney is John Mead.

The couple is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor after they allegedly provided alcohol for teens at a graduation party held at their home.

Eleven teens over the age of 18, who tested positive for alcohol, were each charged with minor consumption. Most have already had their court appearances.

There were 14 juveniles who tested positive for alcohol. Their information has been forwarded to the probation office. Cases involving juveniles are closed to the public.

There were several other teens at the Mahurons' home on Rush Creek Road. Some fled into the woods when law enforcement officers arrived, while others did not test positive for alcohol.

Laura is a teacher at Salem Middle School. Superintendent Dr. Lynn Reed says she expectes the school board to complete its investigation and make a determination regarding Laura's status at its next meeting on Monday.

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