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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a 33-year-old woman in southern Ohio has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for providing alcohol to a 17-year-old boy whose body was found last year near her home.
The Chillicothe Gazette reports that Sandy France, of Chillicothe, was arrested Friday after being indicted by a Ross County grand jury.
An autopsy showed that Jason Bartley Jr. died of acute alcohol intoxication and abuse of benzodiazepines, a drug typically prescribed to treat anxiety and insomnia. He was found by a homeless coordinator Oct. 18.
Ross County Prosecutor Matt Schmidt says France gave the teen a bottle of vodka that he drank before his death. Schmidt says France was the mother of one of Bartley’s friends.
It’s unclear whether France has an attorney.
Information from: Chillicothe Gazette, http://www.chillicothegazette.com
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