Hearing Monday in hazing case as lawyer works with lawmakers to pass new hazing law
By Isabella Roberts
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Monday, Thomas Schultz is scheduled to appear in court for his involvement in the Danny Santulli hazing incident that occurred in October of 2021.
This comes as Danny's Law was filed in the Missouri House of Representatives. Sponsored by Representative Travis Smith, Danny's Law modifies the current offense of Hazing to prevent someone from being found guilty if someone needs medical attention because of a hazing incident, and if you're the first person to call 911 then you would not be charged with felony hazing.
The bill also specifies any person who administers medical aid to the victim is also immune from prosecution.
David Bianchi, who represents the Santulli family, also wrote and passed legislation similar to Danny's Law in Florida.
“The whole purpose of these changes to the hazing law is to incentivize fraternity members to call 911 when someone is in big trouble as a result of hazing.” He said.
Shultz is set to appear in court on Monday, March 13 at 10:30, on counts of felony hazing and tampering with evidence.