Zachary Zimmerman plead guilty Feb. 22 to charges of providing alcohol to minors at a 2009 Valentine's Day gathering at the Zimmerman home on William Street. The decision brought to a close his case more than one year after Wellesley 16-year-old Elizabeth Mun committed suicide after leaving the overnight party.

Zimmerman, 19, appeared in Lawrence District Court and will spend the next 18 months on probation.

Mun, a fellow Concord Academy student, was reported missing to the Andover police at 6:50 a.m. on Feb. 15, 2009. After a four-hour search, Mun was found unresponsive in Hussey Brook Pond, and pronounced dead that afternoon in a Boston hospital.

The medical examiner later ruled Mun's death a suicide, and "that her consumption of alcohol was not a contributory factor to her death," said Essex Assistant District Attorney Jessica Connors at an August court hearing.

Townsman attempts to contact Zachary Zimmerman and his mother, Laurie, for comment this week were unsuccessful. A call to John Valerio, Zimmerman's attorney, was also not returned before Townsman deadline.

Laurie Zimmerman was not home the night of the February 2009 party, but returned the next morning after receiving a call from Zachary once Mun went missing. Zachary's younger sister, Zoe, now 15, was also home.

The night of the party, Zachary Zimmerman drove another Concord Academy student, Morgan Ingari, to a liquor store, where she purchased beer and vodka with a fake ID.

Ingari, 18, was also charged with providing alcohol to minors. She appeared in court on Aug. 20 with Zimmerman, and admitted to sufficient facts in the case. At that time Zachary Zimmerman pled not guilty.

Ingari's case was continued without a finding for two years. During those two years she cannot drink and will be subject to random alcohol screens. She must also complete 50 hours of community service and the "Brains at Risk" program on driving and traumatic brain injury.

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