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8 charged in hazing death of Bowling Green State University student

April 29, 2021
The criminal charges stem from the March death of Stone Foltz, 20, following a Pi Kappa Alpha event.

Seven students at Bowling Green State University and one non-student face charges in the March hazing death of a fraternity pledge.

The Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune reports that a Wood County, Ohio, grand jury has issued indictments in the death of Stone Foltz, 20. The charges include involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide and hazing.

The indictments stem from a Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity event on March 4 at a house off the Bowling Green, Ohio, campus. Foltz and other new fraternity members attended the event; a roommate later found Foltz unresponsive in his apartment. He was rushed to a hospital, and died on March 7

The Lucas County Coroner ruled the death an accident as the result of a fatal level of alcohol intoxication during a hazing incident. Foltz's blood alcohol content was 0.394. He reportedly consumed a “handle” — or 40 shots — of alcohol.

Those indicted:

• Jacob Krinn, 20, Delaware, on charges of first-degree felony involuntary manslaughter, third-degree felony involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, felonious assault, hazing, failure to comply with underage alcohol laws, and obstructing official business

• Daylen Dunson, 20, Cleveland, on charges of third-degree felony involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, hazing, failure to comply with underage alcohol laws, and obstructing official business

• Troy Henricksen, 23, Grove City, on charges of third-degree felony involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, tampering with evidence, hazing, and failure to comply with underage alcohol laws

• Canyon Caldwell, 21, Dublin, on charges of third-degree felony involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence, hazing, failure to comply with underage alcohol laws, and obstructing official business

• Niall Sweeney, 21, Erie, Pa., on charges of third-degree felony involuntary manslaughter, hazing, failure to comply with underage alcohol laws, and obstructing official business

• Jarrett Prizel, 19, Olean, N.Y., on charges of third-degree felony involuntary manslaughter, hazing, and failure to comply with underage alcohol laws

• Aaron Lehane, 21, Loveland, on charges of tampering with evidence, hazing, failure to comply with underage alcohol laws, and obstructing official business

• Benjamin Boyers, 21, Sylvania, on charges of hazing and failure to comply with underage alcohol laws

Pi Kappa Alpha was permanently banned from the university earlier this month.

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