Bartender faces jail after youth dies in drinking game

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A German bartender faces charges after a tequila shot game with an underage boy.

Berlin -- A German barman faced manslaughter charges in court Wednesday after tricking a teenager into downing at least 45 shots of tequila during a drinking bet that resulted in the 16-year-old's death.

While the boy was knocking back tequila, the 28-year-old barman, identified as Aytac G., drank mainly water. The bet lasted between 30 and 60 minutes, a statement from the court said.

The boy's blood alcohol content rose to 0.44 percent -- well over the level normally resulting in death.

He slipped into a coma and died four weeks later from alcohol poisoning.

Four other youngsters, between the ages of 17 and 21, who also participated in the bet, will be tried separately in a youth court.


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