Bottles of alcohol are seen lining the selves of a liquor store in Springfield, Ill., Monday, Aug 31, 2009. Illinois consumers will pay more for toiletries and candy, along with liquor, starting Tuesday, as taxes on those items increase to help pay for the state's $30 billion infrastructure-improvement plan. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Two people have been charged with providing the booze to a 16-year-old Texas boy who died of alcohol poisoning.
Christopher Michael Piadade and Doralicia Villarreal, both of New Braunfels, were in the Comal County Jail on Friday on charges of purchasing or furnishing alcohol to a minor. They're also charged with delivery of a controlled substance to a minor.
Bond was $25,000. Electronic jail records did not list attorneys for the pair, who were arrested Tuesday.
The body of David Allen Walker of New Braunfels was found in a field Dec. 19. An autopsy determined he died of acute alcohol poisoning.
Police say a clerk and a store were cited for selling alcohol to a minor, 20-year-old Piadade. The legal drinking age in Texas is 21.
Villarreal is 34.