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BGSU Hazing Death: Eight Bowling Green State University students indicted in death of Stone Foltz

Eight Bowling Green State University students have been indicted in the fraternity hazing death of Stone Foltz, Wood County Prosecutor Paul Dobson announced Thursday.

The indictments are as follows:

  • Jacob Krinn, 20, of Delaware, charged with first-degree felony involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, felonious assault, hazing, failure to comply with underage alcohol laws, and obstructing official business;
  • Daylen Dunson, 20, of Cleveland, charged with third-degree felony involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, eight counts of hazing, seven counts of failure to comply with underage alcohol laws, and obstructing official business;
  • Troy Henricksen, 23, of Grove City, charged with third-degree felony involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, eight counts of hazing, and seven counts of failure to comply with underage alcohol laws;
  • Canyon Caldwell, 21, of Dublin, charged with third-degree felony involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, eight counts of hazing, seven counts of failure to comply with underage alcohol laws, and obstructing official business;
  • Niall Sweeney, 21, of Erie, Pennsylvania, charged with third-degree felony involuntary manslaughter, eights counts of hazing, seven counts of failure to comply with underage alcohol laws, and obstructing official business;
  • Jarrett Prizel, 19, of Olean, New York, charged with third-degree felony involuntary manslaughter, eight counts of hazing, and seven counts of failure to comply with underage alcohol laws;
  • Aaron Lehane, 21, of Loveland, charged with tampering with evidence, eight counts of hazing, seven counts of failure to comply with underage alcohol laws, and obstructing official business;
  • Benjamin Boyers, 21, of Sylvania, charged with hazing and failure to comply with underage alcohol laws. Dobson said Boyers misdemeanor charges would be dismissed

Foltz, 20, a 2019 graduate of Buckeye Valley High School in Delaware County’s Troy Township, was hospitalized March 5 after he consumed what his family’s attorney said was “a copious amount of alcohol.”

On the night of March 4, BGSU’s chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity held its traditional “Big Brother Night.” The event, common in fraternities around this time of year, involves pledges being introduced to the active fraternity member who will serve as their mentor or “big brother.”

It was at that event that Foltz and other pledges were forced to drink a handle of hard liquor, equivalent to about 40 shots, as part of an initiation into the fraternity.

Foltz was dropped off that night at his apartment by members of the fraternity. His roommate found him half an hour later unconscious and called 911.