4 Radford Univ. Students Plead Guilty to Hazing
The students were sentenced to one year in prison.
Four students at Virginia’s Radford University plead guilty July 28 to hazing and alcohol charges after a scandal led to their fraternity’s dismissal in June.
Students Theodore Eugene Anna, Andrew Morgan Piccione, Jesse Vaughn Leasure and Evan Ross were sentenced to one year in prison but will have 11 months of the sentence suspended under an agreement with their attorneys. The four men will also pay a $500 fine and court costs, reports Richmond.com.
The students were accused of forcing pledging classmates to do elbow push-ups with bottle caps under their elbows as part of initiation into the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Pledging students were also reportedly kicked, beaten with paddles and made to drink vomit-inducing food and drink.
When one student was hospitalized following the bottle cap push-ups in April, the fraternity was suspended and the university opened an investigation. Radford police also opened criminal investigations around that time.
In addition to hazing, Leasure and Satterly also plead guilty to purchasing alcohol for minors.
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