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11 Indicted in Fraternity Pledge’s ‘Tragic’ Hazing Death

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24.09.2021

Nearly eight months after 19-year-old college freshman Adam Oakes died of alcohol poisoning following an alleged hazing at a fraternity party, 11 people have been indicted in connection with the tragic event.

Richmond, Virginia, Police Department spokeswoman Tracy Walker confirmed to The Daily Beast that eight of the 11 have been arrested, but was unable to provide further information prior to an official announcement expected Friday afternoon. The names, ages, and exact charges facing the accused have not yet been released.

Oakes, a first-year student at Virginia Commonwealth University who was too young to legally buy alcohol, was at a gathering at Delta Chi’s off-campus frat house on Feb. 26 when he was ordered by the older members to drink an entire 1.75 liter bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey—a tad less than 40 shots—according to his family. He was found face down and unresponsive on a couch the next morning. The medical examiner ruled........

© The Daily Beast


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