Two former members of a University of Missouri fraternity have been indicted for a hazing incident that left Eden Prairie’s Daniel Santulli blind and unable to walk or communicate after drinking a liter of vodka, according to an Associated Press (AP) report.
A Boone County (MO) grand jury June 17 indicted former Phi Gamma Delta fraternity members Ryan Delanty and Thomas Schultz, both of St. Louis County (MO), in the hazing that occurred in October 2021, according to the report.
Both were charged with felony hazing and misdemeanors of supplying liquor to a minor or an intoxicated person. Shultz also faces a felony charge for tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution.
Santulli, 19, a 2021 Eden Prairie High School graduate, was pledging the fraternity when he was found unresponsive due to alcohol poisoning. Authorities said his blood alcohol content was 0.486, six times the legal limit.
Another fraternity member, Alec Wetzler, was charged earlier in June with misdemeanor counts of supplying alcohol to a minor and possession of alcohol by a minor, according to the AP report.
In May, Santulli’s family settled with nearly two dozen defendants in a civil lawsuit.
EPLN efforts to contact Santulli’s family have been unsuccessful.
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