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7 charged in the alleged hazing death of Stone Foltz plead not guilty

Foltz, of Delaware County, died on March 7, days after an alleged hazing involving alcohol at a Pi Kappa Alpha event off-campus on March 4.

WOOD COUNTY, Ohio — All seven men have pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges against them in the alleged hazing death of Bowling Green State University student Stone Foltz.

Foltz, 20, of Delaware County, died on March 7, days after an alleged hazing involving alcohol at a Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity event off-campus on March 4.

Prosecutors say as part of a hazing ritual, Foltz was instructed to drink a high amount of alcohol.

The Lucas County Coroner’s Office ruled his death was caused by "fatal ethanol intoxication during hazing incident."

Foltz was put on life-support for organ donation, according to his family.

There are seven people facing charges ranging from involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide felonious assault, obstructing justice, and hazing charges. Charges were dropped for one man.

Below is how each defendant pleaded and the conditions of their bond: 

Jacob Krinn, 20, of Delaware pleaded not guilty to charges of Involuntary manslaughter, Felonious assault, Reckless homicide, and Obstructing official business. 

According to a judge, Krinn will be released on his own recognizance, but has been ordered to not contact anyone involved in the case. Krinn has also been ordered to not consume alcohol or visit the BGSU campus, and will wear an alcohol ankle monitor. 

Daylen Dunson, 20, of Cleveland pleaded not guilty to all counts of Involuntary manslaughter, Tampering with evidence, Obstructing justice, Obstructing official business, Hazing. 

Dunson will be released on his own recognizance and has been ordered to not consume alcohol, visit BGSU campus, or contact anyone involving the case. He will also wear alcohol-monitoring equipment. 

Troy Henricksen, 23, of Grove City pleaded not guilty to all counts of Involuntary manslaughter, Reckless homicide, Tampering with evidence, and Hazing. 

He will be released on his own recognizance, and has been ordered to not contact anyone involved in the case. A judge also ordered Henricksen to not consume alcohol, and he will be equipped with alcohol-monitoring equipment.

Niall Sweeney, 21, of Erie, Pennsylvania pleaded not guilty to charges of Involuntary manslaughter, Obstructing official business, and Hazing.

He will be released on his own recognizance and has been ordered to not visit BGSU campus or contact anyone in the case. He also cannot consume alcohol and will wear alcohol-monitoring equipment. Sweeney will sign a waiver of extradition.

Jarrett Prizel, 19, of Olean, New York pleaded not guilty to all counts of Involuntary manslaughter and Hazing.

He will be released on his own recognizance and has been ordered to not visit BGSU campus or contact anyone in the case. Additionally, he will also wear alcohol-monitoring equipment. 

Canyon Caldwell, 21, of Dublin entered a non guilty plea on all counts of Involuntary manslaughter, Tampering with evidence, Obstructing official business and Hazing. 

Caldwell has been ordered to avoid BGSU campus and not contact anyone in the case, as well as not consume alcohol and will be equipped with an alcohol monitor. 

Aaron Lehane, 21, of Loveland pleaded not guilty to charges of Tampering with evidence, Obstructing official business and Hazing. 

He will also be released on his own recognizance and has been ordered to avoid the campus, not contact anyone in the case, and cannot consume alcohol. 

There is also a civil suit in Franklin County Common Pleas filed naming at least ten people and institutions, and Bowling Green State University has charged 21 students for conduct violation.