Fraternity members sentenced in hazing death
July 8, 2010
Two more Cal Poly fraternity members have been sentenced to jail for their part in the fatal hazing death of 18-year-old pledge Carson Starkey. [KSBY]
Starkey died in December 2008 after drinking too much alcohol as part of hazing ritual by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. The pledge had a blood-alcohol level between 0.39 percent and 0.44 percent.
Adam Marszal, 23, and Russell Taylor, 23, were sentenced to 30 days in jail, 3 years probation, 40 hours of community service and ordered to pay an undetermined amount of restitution. Both Marszal and Taylor plead guilty to misdemeanor hazing on Thursday.
Zacary Ellis, 23, and Haithem Ibrahim, 21, also members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor hazing in June. Ellis must serve 120 days in county jail, and Ibrahim will serve 45 days. Both were placed on three years of probation.