Three supplied alcohol to minors Adults sentenced for contribution to fatal crash


The third adult of a trio who provided alcohol to minors that lead to a fatal car crash was sentenced in Jefferson County Court on Aug. 28.

Julius Suarez, 26, was sentenced to five years probation, 60 days in jail and 120 hours community service. In July a Jefferson County jury found Suarez guilty of providing alcohol to a minor, but acquitted him of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Tisha Marie Blan, 21, and Jerry Gilbert Sanchez, 18, were also charged in the case.

Blan was convicted by a jury of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and providing alcohol to a minor in October 2012. She was sentenced on Nov. 15, 2012 to three years probation, with six months in the jail work release program, and 80 hours of community service, according to information provided by District Attorney Peter Weir’s office.

Sanchez pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor and providing alcohol to a minor on June 4, 2012. He was granted two years in the Adult Diversion Program, 60 days jail and 100 hours of community service.

On Nov. 5, 2011, at a party at the home of Sanchez, 6615 W. 13th Ave., Lakewood, several underage teens were drinking alcohol which had been purchased for them by Suarez and Blan. Throughout the evening alcohol was consumed by many young people who were at the party.

Some time after midnight, three of the teens left in a car which was driven by Tyler Lovell, 18. Lovell had been drinking at the party. He caused a fatal one-car accident in Wheat Ridge which resulted in his death and also caused the death of Rain Marie Walsh, 17.

Andre Lang, 21, and Steve Miskimon, 21, both of Lakewood, were traveling in the back seat of the car, and suffered extreme injuries.


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