Police Believe Alcohol May Be To Blame In Lubbock Teen's Death - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/8/07

Police Believe Alcohol May Be To Blame In Lubbock Teen's Death

Lubbock Police now say alcohol may be to blame in the death of Lubbock teen. Early Tuesday morning, first responders were called to the 5500 block of 1st Place. According to police reports, Jonathan Trevino had been drinking and passed out. He was taken to UMC where he was pronounced dead.

The family still isn't sure what caused the 19-year-old to die, but they don't think alcohol was the only factor. The family and friends of Trevino help trace the hours leading to his death.

"All I know is they were going out. They were going to go to eat," Trevino's girlfriend Ashley Martinez said.

However, Trevino's night would end at a house on the 5500 Block of 1st Place with lights and sirens. Earlier Monday evening, Trevino's mother, Lorisa Gutierrez, says she was told her son and friends drank four pitchers of beer at a local restaurant.

"He said that when everybody was still in shock and everybody coming forth, everybody was still saying that he hadn't drank that much," Gutierrez said.

The group apparently then went back to a friend's house.

"It was just one of my cousins was with him and another friend of his," Jonathan's sister, Jennifer Trevino, said.

"As soon as they got there, he put his arm around that one guy that was telling us the story and said I feel sick. I don't feel good, I'm going to lie down," Gutierrez added.

In coming hours, friends would go to check on Trevino who was reportedly snoring. Then something changed.

"They went over there. They were playing with him, taking pictures, messing with him, and then all of the sudden he wasn't breathing," Gutierrez explained.

Police reports show he had no heartbeat and was taken to UMC. Investigators think alcohol may be related due to witness reports.

However, while Gutierrez awaits the autopsy results, she does not believe alcohol killed her son.

"Although I think his death wasn't alcohol related because my son didn't drink that much to where it would give him alcohol poisoning and kill my son. Nevertheless, I say keep an eye on your son and your kids. Do not give up on them. If you suspect they're drinking or going to bars and they're underage." Gutierrez said.

Police tell NewsChannel 11 they are still waiting on toxicology results, which are expected in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, a funeral service for friends and family only is scheduled Friday. 

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