Adult Charged in Teen's Drinking Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A 30-year-old man is facing charges for providing alcohol to a party where a high school student drank himself to death.

The Fremont County District Attorney has charged Shane Theissen with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a class four felony.

Theissen allegedly provided alcohol to a party in Florence attended by 18-year-old Nick Trout on December 3rd. A friend took Trout home after he passed out from drinking too much whisky.

Trout's mother, Tamra, said she had her son sleep on the floor outside her bedroom. When she checked on him the next morning, he had no pulse.

The county coroner says Trout died of alcohol poisoning. His blood-alcohol content had been as high as .404%. In Colorado, the legal limit for driving is .08%.


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