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Multiple fraternity brothers arrested in connection with VCU student’s February death

Family of Adam Oakes claimed he died in alcohol-related hazing incident.

Updated: September 25, 2021 - 5:35pm

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Multiple members of a Virginia Commonwealth University fraternity were arrested in connection with the death of a VCU student in February in what many have claimed was an alcohol-fueled hazing event at the frat.

Police arrested eight brothers from the school’s Delta Chi fraternity and indicted three others pursuant to an investigation into the death of Adam Oakes, a 19-year-old freshman who was found dead after a frat party earlier this year. 

The eight arrestees, all between 19 and 22 years old, “each face a misdemeanor charge of unlawful hazing of a student,” the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

A medical examiner’s report earlier this year determined Oakes died from alcohol poisoning. At a frat party he was reportedly given a large bottle of Jack Daniels whisky and told to drink. 

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