2 former fraternity members get 6 weeks in jail for hazing

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Two former fraternity members were sentenced to six weeks in prison on Wednesday after being convicted of offenses related to hazing in the death of a Bowling Green State University student last year.

The pair were both acquitted in May of more serious charges – including manslaughter and reckless homicide – in the March 2021 death of 20-year-old Stone Foltz.

Troy Henricksen, 24, of Grove City, Ohio, had been convicted of hazing and violating underage drinking laws, and was sentenced on Wednesday to 42 days in jail and 28 days in jail. residence.

Jacob Krinn, 21, of Delaware, Ohio, was found guilty of obstructing official business, hazing and disrespect, and was also sentenced to 42 days in jail.

Authorities said Foltz, a sophomore also from Delaware, Ohio, died of alcohol poisoning after a fraternity initiation event in which he was forced to finish an entire bottle of ‘alcohol. He was found unconscious by a roommate after members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity dropped him off at his apartment. Foltz died three days after being put on life support.

Foltz’s parents said in a statement before sentencing that the defendants’ actions were “cruel, senseless and destructive – to their lives and ours.” The family sued the university, alleging they knew about the hazing in Greek life but did not stop it. The university called the death a tragedy, but said the family’s lawsuit was without merit.

Six other former fraternity members pleaded guilty to various charges, and some testified against Henrickson and Krinn. Some were sentenced to prison terms ranging from seven to 28 days, and all were sentenced to 28 days under house arrest.

ABC News

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