The previous president of a Virginia Commonwealth University fraternity has been uncovered responsible of hazing in link with the death of a scholar from liquor poisoning last calendar year, WRIC described.
As president of Delta Chi fraternity, Jason Mulgrew helped manage the off-campus get together where by freshman Adam Oakes eaten a deadly volume of alcoholic beverages in February 2021. Mulgrew pleaded no contest in Richmond Circuit Court docket Thursday.
Mulgrew was a person of 11 fraternity associates billed with hazing and the third to be uncovered guilty of the crime, which is a misdemeanor in Virginia.
Under the plea settlement, Mulgrew avoids jail time but have to conduct 150 several hours of community service, engage in a restorative justice program with the Oakes loved ones, take part in 10 antihazing displays to the group and comprehensive 12 months of supervised probation and superior habits.
The Oakes loved ones stated in a statement examine in court docket that it doesn’t forgive Mulgrew still but forgiveness can be acquired, The Richmond Moments-Dispatch documented. It urged him to educate other individuals about the hazards of hazing.
“Adam deserved much better good friends than you,” the family stated. “Obviously brotherhood has a really distinct this means to us than it does to you and the brothers of Delta Chi.”