Eight men have been charged in connection to the March 7 death of Bowling Green State University student Stone Foltz.
Foltz, 20, died three days after he was allegedly pressured into consuming about 40 shots of hard alcohol at an off-campus Pi Kappa Alpha hazing event.
Now, Jacob Krinn, 20; Daylen Dunson, 20; Canyon Caldwell, 21; Troy Henricksen, 23; Niall Sweeney, 21; Jarrett Prizel, 19; Aaron Lehane, 21; and Benjamin Boyers, 21, are facing a variety of charges in connection to Foltz’s death.
Most of the suspects were charged with third-degree felony involuntary manslaughter and multiple misdemeanor counts of hazing, failure to comply with underage alcohol laws, and obstructing official business. Krinn, who was Foltz’s honorary big brother in the frat, faces the most serious charges out of the group – felony first-degree manslaughter and reckless homicide – in addition to charges of third-degree manslaughter, and hazing.
Attorneys Rex Elliott and Sean Alto, shared a statement on behalf of the Foltz family following news of the indictments.
“We are grateful for all of the hard work conducted by local law enforcement and the prosecutor’s office, and we are confident they will make sure justice is served. However, today is just one step in the right direction. Swift action also needs to be taken by government officials and university presidents nationwide to abolish fraternity hazing,” the statement said.