Kennesaw man faces charges in Woodstock teen’s death
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By Joshua Sharpe

jsharpe@cherokeetribune.com

A Kennesaw man is facing charges of giving alcoholic beverages to a Woodstock High School student who was found dead in a Woodstock apartment complex July 12, police records show.

Kennesaw police issued an arrest warrant last week for Kyle Douglas Walker, 20, who is charged in giving alcohol to Alexsander Fraire, 16, which police believe may have contributed to his death, according to a copy of the warrant obtained by the Cherokee Tribune.

The warrant states that Fraire had been drinking at a party at Walker’s house on Live Oak Drive in Kennesaw late in the evening on July 11 before being driven to Woodstock and left at the Terraces of Towne Lake apartment complex where he was later found by Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies.

Walker also faces charges of giving alcohol to Stewart Nick Murray and James Matthew Cole, both 20, of Woodstock, according to Cobb County police records.

Walker’s arrest warrant states that he gave Fraire vodka and rum and “encouraged” him to chug.

After the party, Walker, Murray and Cole drove the teen to the apartment in Woodstock, where Cole and Murray both live, according to records.

By the time Fraire left the party at Walker’s house, he was “vomiting, unable to walk or talk and had labored breathing,” the warrant states.

He then had to be carried into the apartment where he was found dead at about 7:30 a.m. the next morning, the warrant said.

“It is unknown … how Walker came in possession of the alcoholic beverages,” the warrant states.

Walker is charged with three counts of furnishing alcoholic beverages to a person under 21, one count of reckless conduct and one count of the purchase or possession of alcoholic beverages.

Murray and Cole have been charged with purchase or possession of alcoholic beverages under the age of 21, according to Cobb County records.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Walker, Murray and Cole had not been arrested, a spokesman for the Cobb County Jail said.

Although Walker is accused of giving Fraire the alcohol in Kennesaw, he may also face charges in Cherokee County, said Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

“Kennesaw apparently has charged him for crimes that were committed in their jurisdiction,” Baker said Wednesday. “His role, if any, in Cherokee County is being looked at by investigators.”

Baker said the case is still under investigation in Cherokee County.

“Our investigators are working with the district attorney’s office to determine what charges they want to file,” Baker said.

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