Fraternity students face charges over alcohol-related death

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say several University of Nebraska-Lincoln students in a fraternity face felony charges in the alcohol-related death of a freshman.

University police say four FarmHouse Fraternity members were arrested Thursday on suspicion of procuring alcohol to a minor resulting in death. Three other students, including another fraternity member, face citations.

Eighteen-year-old Clayton Real was found dead at the fraternity house near campus in September. Affidavits show Real’s cause of death was acute alcohol intoxication.

The affidavits also say fraternity members threw a party the night before and provided alcohol to underage attendees, including Real.

Sgt. Jerry Plessel says the arrested students are in custody at the Lancaster County jail. A hearing is scheduled Friday. University spokesman Steve Smith says the school has suspended the fraternity chapter indefinitely.


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