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1 Student Dies Due to Alcohol Poisoning at a Fraternity Party, 11 Individuals Arrested

Adam Oakes
Adam Oakes was discovered dead near the Virginia Commonwealth University due to alcohol poisoning. (Photo: The New York Times)

Eight suspects were seized on Friday and three other people on Monday following a probing into the death of Virginia Commonwealth University student Adam Oakes who died in February due to alcohol poisoning at a fraternity party. According to police officials in a statement, the 11 people who were taken into custody face arraignments of unlawful hazing of a student. Six were charged with buying and offering alcohol to a minor.

Adam Oakes

Adam Oakes was discovered dead near the Virginia Commonwealth University due to alcohol poisoning. (Photo: YouTube)

Final 3 Suspects

The final three suspects charged in the death of the 19-year-old pleaded guilty on Monday, stated local officials. Most of the 11 arrested had been slated to make a court appearance on Monday. However, the hearing was rescheduled to October. According to Oakes’ cousin, “When we got the first call that people were being arrested, I cried. It was like that first glimmer of hope in seven months.”

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Who Are the 11 Suspects?

Six of the suspects were imposed an additional indictment of buying and providing alcohol to a minor. According to the VCU, eight of them are students from the university while seven of them were enrolled in the autumn 2021 semester. The VCU did not immediately state whether the three who were detained on Monday were students from the university.

According to Richmond police, the initial eight suspects have been identified as Quinn Kuby, 22; Benjamin Corado, 19; Alessandro Medina-Villanueva, 21; Riley McDaniel, 21; Christian Rohrbach, 22; Jason Mulgrew, 21; Enayat Sheikhzad, 22; and Colin Tran, 20. The secondary batch of three individuals are Alexander Bradley, 21; Andrew White, 22; and Robert Fritz, 21. Kuby, Corado, White, Tran, Fritz, and Bradley are accused of buying and providing alcohol to a minor.

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