- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) - A 22-year-old Omaha man has been given probation for his role in the death of a Fremont teen who was found outside in the bitter cold last fall.

Omaha television station WOWT reports (https://bit.ly/1I7fPHF ) that Dakota McDonald was sentenced on Monday to 30 months of probation and must complete 120 hours of community service. He’d pleaded no contest and was convicted of a misdemeanor charge after making a deal with prosecutors, who lowered a felony charge of procuring alcohol for a minor that resulted in death.

Prosecutors say McDonald bought the alcohol that 16-year-old Jaime Valdez consumed before his death. A city worker found Valdez on the morning of Nov. 16, when the wind child was minus 16.

Authorities determined that Valdez died from hypothermia associated with acute ethanol intoxication.

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Information from: WOWT-TV, https://www.wowt.com

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