Three charged for hazing at Ferrum College will serve jail time

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) - Three men charged with hazing in the alcohol-related death of a Ferrum College student have been given jail time, while three other defendants had their charges dismissed.

News outlets report that the six men were charged following the April death of Michael Anthony Walker. All were members of the college's Sigma Alpha Kappa fraternity, and Walker was a newly inducted pledge.

After reaching a plea agreement Thursday, Trevin Clark will serve five days in jail, David Creedon will serve four days and Michael Rucinski will serve 30 days.

A Franklin County judge dismissed the charges against the three other men who had either pleaded not guilty or not entered a plea.

Defense attorneys said the prosecutor failed to show that their clients forced Walker to drink or caused him harm.

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