COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Four former Phi Gamma Delta members at the University of Missouri charged in a hazing case are due in court this week.
Thomas Shultz is scheduled to appear Monday for a hearing at 10:30 a.m. The Boone County Prosecutor's Office charges Shultz and others with hazing after an October 2021 party left Danny Santulli with severe alcohol poisoning.
Alec Wetzler is due in court for a case review Tuesday at 9 a.m. Benjamin Karl is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Samuel Lane is also set to appear for a preliminary hearing Thursday at 9 a.m.
Santulli was at the FIJI house where he was forced to drink alcohol as part of his pledge initiation, according to court documents. At the time of the incident, a witness reportedly told University of Missouri police that Santulli drank around three-fourths of a fifth of vodka.
The University of Missouri removed the fraternity from campus after the party and student protests.
FIJI faced other recent hazing violations. During the spring 2021 semester, a University of Missouri spokesperson said the fraternity was given a violation for making pledges do physical exercises, buy members food, and clean members' houses.