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Navy SEAL wins appeal of sentence in soldier’s hazing death

Nov. 21, 2022 16:06 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A military appeals court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a U.S. Navy SEAL who got 10 years in prison for his role in the hazing death of a U.S. Army Green Beret while the men served in Africa. Prosecutors failed to disclose that a U.S. Marine who...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Oct. 28, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

Frankort State Journal. October 25, 2022. Editorial: Hazing should be criminalized Last week the parents of an 18-year-old University of Kentucky student, who died from alcohol toxicity following a fraternity house party in 2021, joined two state lawmakers, who plan...

Fraternity cleared of hazing, sanctioned on other violations

Sep. 30, 2022 04:08 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia University fraternity has been cleared of hazing allegations but will be sanctioned separately on other violations, the school said. Pi Kappa Phi and the school agreed to end the fraternity's interim suspension related to alleged hazing. The...

VCU reaches settlement with family of hazing victim

Sep. 18, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University will pay nearly $1 million to the family of a young man who died after a 2021 fraternity hazing incident as part of a recent settlement agreement. The agreement with the family of Adam Oakes also requires the Richmond...

WVU fraternity suspended over reported hazing incidents

Aug. 30, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University suspended a fraternity Tuesday over reported hazing incidents, the school said. The interim suspension of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity prevents it from all recruitment activities along with participating or attending social functions,...

Hazing charges against 5 dropped in pledge's death

Aug. 30, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hazing charges against five former members of a now-expelled Virginia Commonwealth University fraternity in connection with a freshman’s death from alcohol poisoning after a party have been dropped. Six of the 11 former Delta Chi members charged in the death...