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Man Admits to Providing Alcohol to Spring-Ford Teen's Alleged Killer

A Lower Pottsgrove man admitted to selling alcohol to Tristan Stahley days before Julianne Siller was stabbed to death.

Tristan Stahley. Credit: Facebook
Tristan Stahley. Credit: Facebook

A Lower Pottsgrove man pleaded guilty to illegally providing alcohol to Skippack teen Tristan Stahley just days before he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Spring-Ford High School senior Julianne Siller, to death in May.

Eric Scott Partlow, 26, was sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to selling or furnishing alcohol to a minor due to his contact with Stahley, who was then 16, from May 9 to May 17,according to the Times Herald.

According to police, Partlow and Stahley were co-workers at the Trappe Tavern, and on two occasions in May, Partlow purchased two bottles of raspberry vodka at Limerick Wine and Spirits and drove to Skippack to meet Stahley in the rear parking lot of a Skippack Pike convenience store and deliver the alcohol.

Partlow received $50  from Stahley for the alcohol on one occasion and $60 on the second, according to a criminal complaint.

Stahley told police during an interview after Siler was found stabbed to death along a Skippack trail that he had been drinking Smirnoff Raspberry Vodka, which was purchased for him by a co-worker named “Eric.”

On May 29, state troopers visited the Trappe Tavern to ask Partlow about the allegation; he admitted to providing Stahley with the alcohol, police say.

Stahley allegedly confessed to killing Siller after they argued along the Skippack Trail and dragging her body into a Skippack area.

Dar Alec Focht January 13, 2014 at 12:04 PM
This just seems like a made up story so the prosecution or jury (if it goes to trial) will think oh he was drunk and giving alcohol by an adult so he was corrupted and its not all his fault therefore he will/maybe get him a lesser sentence....you know he is a little birch drinking raspberry vodka lol I was doing shots of grain liquor when I was his age and I never killed anyone =)..........Ill tell you what tho if he did this to one of my daughters I would make sure he didn't make it to trial.

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