NJ man pleads guilty in fatal canoe accident

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - December 15, 2011

Trevor Murphy pleaded guilty to failure to report a fatal boating accident in Municipal Court in Berkeley Township Wednesday.

Authorities said the 18-year-old and childhood friend Ryan Worrall had been drinking when they got in the canoe and it capsized in June.

Murphy says he just went home.

An off-duty state trooper riding a personal watercraft found Worrall's body more than 12 hours later.

The Asbury Park Press reports the guilty plea amounts to $500 fine and $30 in court costs.

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Information from: Asbury Park Press, http://www.app.com

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