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Jury Deadlocks in Underage Drinking Party Trial
02/07/2013 2:34 PM ET  

Barry Spencer testified he tried to make it an alcohol-free party, but prosecutors said beer and alcohol containers strewn across the backyard told another story.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Jurors have deadlocked in the trial of two Maine parents accused of looking the other way while teenagers consumed alcohol during a party that got out of control.

The trial of Barry and Paula Spencer of Falmouth served as a cautionary tale after a party for their son's high school baseball team grew with members of the lacrosse team and out-of-town students joining in.

Barry Spencer testified he tried to make it an alcohol-free party. Prosecutors say beer and alcohol containers strewn across the backyard told another story.

On Thursday, they agreed to community service and to contribute money to several organizations. The seven counts of allowing minors to possess or consume alcohol at their home will be dismissed if they meet the obligations under the agreement with prosecutors.

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