The man charged with negligent homicide in the death of a teenage boy made a brief court appearance Tuesday.

Victor Hernandez, 47, made an initial appearance before 3rd District Judge Robert Hilder. Hernandez was charged with negligent homicide, obstruction of justice, providing alcohol to minors and possession of drug paraphernalia, all class A misdemeanors.

Hernandez was hosting a party at his apartment, 1050 S. 250 East, the night of Nov. 24 through the morning of Nov. 25.

Dillon Whitney, 16, was drunk when he fell down a flight of stairs and died from a head injury.