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1 suspect pleads guilty to YSU hazing assault, jury trials severed

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Michael Charles pleaded guilty last week to inciting violence and one charge of assault for each victim. Michael Charles pleaded guilty last week to inciting violence and one charge of assault for each victim.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio-  One person has pleaded guilty and a jury trial has been severed for the suspects in a hazing at Youngstown State University that sent two students to the hospital with severe injuries.

Resean Yancey, 21, and Breylon Stubbs, 23, were beaten so badly last year during a group initiation right for the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity that both young men eventually had to go to the hospital. One of them sought medical attention twice and the other was placed on a ventilator.

Nine suspects were arrested and charged in the beating:

  • Michael Charles
  • Jason Anderson
  • Jairus Ford
  • Jerome Justice
  • Lavell Sharp
  • Trey McCune
  • Wade Hampton
  • Edward Robertson
  • Raheem Satterthaite
Chief of the criminal division at the Mahoning County Prosecutor's office, Rebecca Doherty, confirmed that Michael Charles pleaded guilty to inciting violence, a third degree felony, and one count of assault for each of the suspects.

Charles faces up to 1-3 years in prison. A sentencing date has not been set.

Doherty said that the original intent was to have all of the suspects in court together but it was rejected by the judge. Dates for the individual trials have not been set yet.

 

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