3 plead not guilty to charges in connection to Collin Wiant's death

James Wanke (left), Dominic Figliola (center), Saxon Angell-Perez (right) appear in court for an arraignment on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (WBNS)
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ATHENS, Ohio — Three men facing charges in the death of Ohio University student Collin Wiant were arraigned in Athens County Common Pleas Court Wednesday morning.

Nine people were indicted by an Athens County grand jury Tuesday.

James Wanke, 25, pleaded not guilty to two charges of involuntary manslaughter, two counts of trafficking in harmful intoxicants and improperly dispensing or distributing nitrous oxide.

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Wanke was enrolled at Ohio University from the Spring of 2015 to the Spring of 2016. He was released on his own recognizance and has a scheduled trial date of Dec. 28, 2019.

Dominic Figliola pleaded not guilty to charges of permitting drug abuse, hazing, aggravated trafficking in drugs and failure to comply with underage alcohol laws.

Figliola was enrolled at Ohio University from the Fall of 2016 to the Spring of 2019. He was released on his own recognizance and has a scheduled trial date of Jan. 28, 2020.

Saxon Angell-Perez pleaded not guilty to charges of permitting drug use, hazing and trafficking in cocaine.

Angell-Perez is currently enrolled at Ohio University. He was released on his own recognizance and has a scheduled trial date of Jan. 30, 2020.

Two more are due to be arraigned on Thursday: 20-year-old Cullen McLaughlin and 22-year-old Elijah Wahib.

Stephan Lewis, 27, was arraigned Tuesday, Nov. 19 on charges of trafficking in harmful intoxicants and distributing nitrous oxide. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and has a scheduled trial date of Dec. 21.