Washington: James Southard Jr., DUI killer of Shawn Fairbanks in 1999, now charged with DUI death of Gary Slick

James Southard Jr.
James Southard Jr.

BONNEY LAKE, Washington —It was November of 1999 when Shawn Fairbanks was killed by a drunken driver.
The driver’s name was James Southard Jr.
For Fairbanks’ family, the loss has been devastating, especially for his son and daughter, who were very young when their father was killed.
“I’ve been upset for years because I haven’t had a father there to comfort me on the days that I need,” said his daughter, Taylor Fairbanks.
“It was really painful for me growing up without a father, so seeing this happen again – I can’t believe it’s happened again,” said Fairbanks’ son, Nicholas. “I just hope he gets what he deserves.”
Southard has once again been accused in a fatal DUI crash.
This time, the alleged victim is Gary Slick….MORE