Two employees charged in teen's death at 'troubled' youth facility

Two men have been charged in the death of a 16-year-old resident of a troubled youth facility in Illinois.

Authorities say facility employees James Davis and Justin Serak lied to investigators about what caused the teen’s death.

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According to a CBS Chicago report, 16-year-old Shaquan Allen died of “asphyxiation due to restraint.”

Davis and Serak initially told investigators all three slipped on some water after a struggle. Authorities later determined this story wasn’t true.

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The facility, Allendale Association residential treatment center, is meant to help boys and girls with behavioral disabilities.

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Investigators say the 16-year-old became unconscious after a brief struggle. Davis had the teen by the throat and Serak was holding his legs, according to CBS Chicago.

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