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8 Arrested in Fraternity Pledge’s Death

September 27, 2021
 
 

Eight people were arrested and three others were indicted Friday after an investigation into the death of Adam Oakes, a student at Virginia Commonwealth University who died in February from alcohol poisoning at a fraternity party, The New York Times reported. All eight who were arrested face charges of unlawful hazing of a student, the Richmond, Va., police said in a statement. Three of them face an additional charge of buying and giving alcohol to a minor.

According to the Oakes family, the victim was at the Delta Chi fraternity house the night he died and was given a bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey and told to drink it.

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