The previous president of a Virginia Commonwealth College fraternity has been discovered responsible of hazing in reference to the dying of a pupil from alcohol poisoning final 12 months, WRIC reported.
As president of Delta Chi fraternity, Jason Mulgrew helped manage the off-campus occasion the place freshman Adam Oakes consumed a deadly quantity of alcohol in February 2021. He pleaded no contest in Richmond Circuit Court docket on Thursday.
Mulgrew was certainly one of 11 fraternity members charged with hazing and the third to be discovered responsible of the crime, which is a misdemeanor in Virginia.
Beneath the plea settlement, Mulgrew avoids jail time however should carry out 150 hours of group service; have interaction in a restorative justice program with the Oakes household; take part in 10 anti-hazing shows to the group; and full 12 months of supervised probation and good habits.
The Oakes household mentioned in an announcement learn in courtroom that it doesn’t forgive Mulgrew but however forgiveness will be earned, the Richmond Instances-Dispatch reported. It urged him to coach others in regards to the risks of hazing.
“Adam deserved higher associates than you,” the household mentioned. “Clearly brotherhood has a really completely different that means to us than it does to you and the brothers of Delta Chi.”