8 arrested on misdemeanor charges connected to the death of 19-year-old Virginia Commonwealth University student

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How did Adam Oakes die?

Adam Oakes died at an off-campus house, and his death was attributed to alcohol poisoning by the medical examiner. CBS News11 charged in death of Virginia Commonwealth University student Adam Oakes

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8 people have been arrested on misdemeanor charges connected to the death of 19-year-old Virginia Commonwealth University student

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8 people have been arrested on misdemeanor charges connected to the death of 19-year-old Virginia Commonwealth University student

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11 Men Charged in Hazing Death of Virginia Commonwealth University Fraternity Pledge

Complex 26 September, 2021 - 07:55pm

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Eight men—Benjamin Corado, 19; Quinn Kuby, 22; Riley McDaniel, 21; Alessandro Medina-Villanueva, 21; Jason Mulgrew, 21; Christian Rohrbach, 22; Colin Tran, 20; and Enayat Sheikhzad, 22—were arrested on suspicion of unlawful hazing charges, while the remaining three, who have been charged with providing alcohol to a minor, are expected to turn themselves in the next few days. 

“This is the first time these young men have been held accountable for their historically toxic and destructive traditions, manipulation of the VCU disciplinary systems, and for Adam’s death,” Oakes’ family said in a statement via Facebook. 

Oakes attended an initiation party on Feb. 26, where pledges were matched up with fraternity members at Delta Chi. According to the website Love Like Adam, which is run by his family, Oakes was given a bottle of Jack Daniels and told to drink it. 

“They checked in on him at midnight, he was breathing and OK and on his side, but then when they woke up, they found him face down on the couch,” his cousin, Courtney White, said, per NBC News. “And then they rolled him over. Half his face was purple, half was not.” 

VCU suspended Delta Chi in response to Oakes’ death, one day after the fraternity’s national office did the same to its Richmond chapter. 

11 Indicted In Hazing Death Of VCU Freshman Adam Oakes

Patch.com 25 September, 2021 - 02:01pm

RICHMOND, VA — Eight Virginia Commonwealth University students have been arrested and charged with hazing following the death of Adam Oakes, a Delta Chi pledge who died from alcohol poisoning after attending a fraternity party earlier this year, according to a report.

The men arrested Friday range in age from 19 to 22, police told The Associated Press. All are charged with unlawful hazing of a student and four are also charged with buying and giving alcohol to a minor.

Three others who were indicted are expected to surrender in the coming days, police told The AP.

Virginia Commonwealth University confirmed the eight men arrested were students. All but one were enrolled this semester, The AP reported.

Oakes's death was caused by ethanol toxicity, according to the medical examiner's office. Arkuie Williams of the medical examiner's office also noted that the death was ruled as an accident.

Ethanol toxicity, sometimes referred to as alcohol poisoning, can be caused by binge drinking, according to the Mayo Clinic.

The university suspended the Delta Chi fraternity following Oakes' death. The fraternity's national office issued a cease and desist to their VCU chapter.

The university also launched an investigation into Greek life on and off-campus.

"This review will make recommendations about how Greek organizations meet the high expectations we have for them," the university said in an announcement.

Following the arrests, Oakes' family expressed their gratitude in a statement, news outlets reported.

"We are grateful for some measure of justice these charges and arrests may produce, as well as the protection from hazing they may give young, impressionable college students," the statement read. "The past seven months have been agonizing for our family. This is the first time these young men have been held accountable for their historically toxic and destructive traditions, manipulation of the VCU disciplinary systems, and for Adam's death."

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11 Indicted In Hazing Death Of VCU Freshman Adam Oakes

WSLS 10 25 September, 2021 - 02:01pm

RICHMOND, VA — Eight Virginia Commonwealth University students have been arrested and charged with hazing following the death of Adam Oakes, a Delta Chi pledge who died from alcohol poisoning after attending a fraternity party earlier this year, according to a report.

The men arrested Friday range in age from 19 to 22, police told The Associated Press. All are charged with unlawful hazing of a student and four are also charged with buying and giving alcohol to a minor.

Three others who were indicted are expected to surrender in the coming days, police told The AP.

Virginia Commonwealth University confirmed the eight men arrested were students. All but one were enrolled this semester, The AP reported.

Oakes's death was caused by ethanol toxicity, according to the medical examiner's office. Arkuie Williams of the medical examiner's office also noted that the death was ruled as an accident.

Ethanol toxicity, sometimes referred to as alcohol poisoning, can be caused by binge drinking, according to the Mayo Clinic.

The university suspended the Delta Chi fraternity following Oakes' death. The fraternity's national office issued a cease and desist to their VCU chapter.

The university also launched an investigation into Greek life on and off-campus.

"This review will make recommendations about how Greek organizations meet the high expectations we have for them," the university said in an announcement.

Following the arrests, Oakes' family expressed their gratitude in a statement, news outlets reported.

"We are grateful for some measure of justice these charges and arrests may produce, as well as the protection from hazing they may give young, impressionable college students," the statement read. "The past seven months have been agonizing for our family. This is the first time these young men have been held accountable for their historically toxic and destructive traditions, manipulation of the VCU disciplinary systems, and for Adam's death."

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11 Indicted In Hazing Death Of VCU Freshman Adam Oakes

The Independent 25 September, 2021 - 02:01pm

RICHMOND, VA — Eight Virginia Commonwealth University students have been arrested and charged with hazing following the death of Adam Oakes, a Delta Chi pledge who died from alcohol poisoning after attending a fraternity party earlier this year, according to a report.

The men arrested Friday range in age from 19 to 22, police told The Associated Press. All are charged with unlawful hazing of a student and four are also charged with buying and giving alcohol to a minor.

Three others who were indicted are expected to surrender in the coming days, police told The AP.

Virginia Commonwealth University confirmed the eight men arrested were students. All but one were enrolled this semester, The AP reported.

Oakes's death was caused by ethanol toxicity, according to the medical examiner's office. Arkuie Williams of the medical examiner's office also noted that the death was ruled as an accident.

Ethanol toxicity, sometimes referred to as alcohol poisoning, can be caused by binge drinking, according to the Mayo Clinic.

The university suspended the Delta Chi fraternity following Oakes' death. The fraternity's national office issued a cease and desist to their VCU chapter.

The university also launched an investigation into Greek life on and off-campus.

"This review will make recommendations about how Greek organizations meet the high expectations we have for them," the university said in an announcement.

Following the arrests, Oakes' family expressed their gratitude in a statement, news outlets reported.

"We are grateful for some measure of justice these charges and arrests may produce, as well as the protection from hazing they may give young, impressionable college students," the statement read. "The past seven months have been agonizing for our family. This is the first time these young men have been held accountable for their historically toxic and destructive traditions, manipulation of the VCU disciplinary systems, and for Adam's death."

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