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9th suspect to be charged in YSU frat hazing



Published: Fri, February 17, 2012 @ 12:07 a.m.

By John W. Goodwin Jr.

jgoodwin@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

City officials have identified a ninth suspect in the Youngstown State University fraternity hazing that sent two university students to the hospital with injuries.

Raheem Satterthwaite, 22, of Illinois Avenue, will be charged with two counts of felonious assault in the beating of Resean M. Yancey, 20, and Breylon Stubbs, 22, police said.

Both victims were reportedly beaten during hazing rituals while attempting to join the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity at YSU.

Satterthwaite is a former YSU student and is affiliated with the fraternity.

City officials filed felony charges Wednesday against eight other people named in the investigation. Each of them will face two counts of felonious assault. Only one person charged in the beatings is a current YSU student.

The initial eight people charged in the case are between age 21 and 32 and list addresses in Campbell, Youngstown and Austintown.

Prosecutors contend that both men were beaten with fists and various objects over an extended period beginning in early January. One of the victims sought medical attention on two separate occasions, and the other victim sought medical attention once and was placed on a respirator while in the hospital.

The assaults did not take place on campus. Police believe the beatings took place at a home on Woodford Avenue on the city’s South Side.

The Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity was suspended from campus last week, and the university is conducting an investigation that could lead to revocation of the fraternity’s charter on campus.


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1JimmyB(18 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

27, 28, and 32 year olds involved at a fraternity.

Duhhh.

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2Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

loser

"Granted, they are kids, but they are old enough to know what they are doing."

There NOT kids.

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3XBROWNSX(35 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

Just what all high school students hoping to further their education: ATTEND COLLEGE, GET BEAT, PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY ABUSED, AND SEEK MEDICAL HELP AT A HOSPITAL AFTERWARDS... sounds about right to me. These "students" (32 years old?) should be arrested, then whenever they are released from jail, MUST be banned from Youngstown State or ANY college in the 50 United States. These sick jackwads clearly went too far, and were either too drunk or too dumb (or both) to realize they could have severly hurt someone.

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