Skip to Content

Jury to be brought in for Boone County hazing trial

Ryan Delanty
Courtesy of the Santulli family
Ryan Delanty

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story has been changed to say fraternity.


A jury will be brought in from Johnson County during the Boone County trial of a former University of Missouri fraternity member charged with hazing.

Ryan Delanty, 22, of Ballwin, is charged with felony hazing, second-degree assault and supplying alcohol to a minor in alcohol poisoning of Danny Santulli. Santulli was left disabled and unable to speak after drinking at an October 2021 party at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Santulli was a pledge and Delanty was his "pledge dad."

Jury selection in Delanty's trial is set to start at 9 a.m. May 21 in Boone County. The state plans to bring 70 prospective jurors in from Johnson County, according to the order Judge Kevin Crane issued after a hearing Monday.

Several other defendants in the case have taken plea deals for misdemeanors, primarily supplying liquor to a minor. The cases of Benjamin Parres, of Chesterfield, and Samuel Lane of Benjamin Karl, of Columbia, are ongoing.

The Santulli family sued several fraternity members for personal injury and settled out of court.

Article Topic Follows: Crime

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Matthew Sanders

Matthew Sanders is the digital content director at ABC 17 News.


ABC 17 News is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content