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Chehalis: Man jailed in death of teen by alcohol

CHEHALIS - A 28-year-old man has been accused of providing the alcohol that killed a 15-year-old Onalaska boy.

The Lewis County sheriff’s office said James Willard Taylor of Onalaska was arrested Wednesday night and jailed for investigation of manslaughter.

The department said Thursday that Taylor gave alcohol to numerous juveniles at a party at his home, including Nick Barnes.

Barnes was found passed out on Taylor’s front yard. He was taken to a hospital and transferred to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma where he died Sept. 21.

He had a blood alcohol level of 0.38.

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