Five fraternity brothers at an Ohio university were sentenced Thursday to multiple weeks of jail time and house arrest.
The five young men had pleaded guilty to various charges surrounding the death of Stone Foltz, 20, at Bowling Green State University in March 2021.
Foltz was rushing Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity when he was thrown into a hazing ritual. Foltz was handed a liter of Evan Williams bourbon and told he couldn’t leave until he finished it. Reportedly, Foltz drank the whole bottle in 20 minutes.
When he returned home, Foltz passed out. His roommate later found him unconscious and called 911. Foltz was pronounced dead days later at a nearby hospital.
Daylen Dunson, the 22-year-old fraternity president, pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and hazing charges. He was sentenced to 21 days in jail, 28 days of house arrest and three years of probation.
Jarrett Prizel, 19, pleaded guilty to similar charges. He was sentenced to 28 days in jail, 28 days of house arrest and two years of probation.
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Niall Sweeney, 21, pleaded guilty to felony tampering with evidence and hazing. He was sentenced to 14 days in jail, 28 days of house arrest and two years of probation.
Ben Boyers, 21, pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and hazing as well, but he will not serve any jail time. Instead, Boyers got 28 days of house arrest and two years of probation.
Aaron Lehane, 21, also avoided jail time. He had pleaded guilty to evidence tampering and hazing and will serve 28 days of house arrest and spend two years on probation.
Three other fraternity brothers — Jacob Krinn, Troy Henricksen and Canyon Caldwell — are awaiting sentences. Caldwell, 21, pleaded guilty to obstructing justice and hazing.
Krinn, 21, and Henricksen, 24, took their chances with a trial, and they were acquitted on the most serious counts, including reckless homicide and manslaughter. However, they were both convicted on hazing and obstruction counts.
“There will be no closure for our family until hazing is permanently eradicated on college campuses,” Foltz’s parents, Shari and Cory, said in a statement.
With News Wire Services