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Student sentenced in alcohol poisoning death



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LOGAN -- Another Utah State University student accused in the hazing death of an 18-year-old fraternity pledge will spend time in jail.

First District Court Judge Thomas Willmore sentenced 20-year-old Christopher Ammon to 180 days in jail Monday but suspended most of that sentence. Ammon will spend 14 days behind bars.

The Deseret News reports Ammon will also be placed on probation for six months and pay a $500 fine. His sentence also requires him to talk to students about the dangers of underage drinking.

Ammon pleaded no contest in May to unlawful supply of alcohol to a minor, a class B misdemeanor.

Michael Starks, 18, died of alcohol poisoning last year after taking part in an initiation ceremony for Sigma Nu.

Eight of the 12 students charged in Starks' death have had their cases resolved.

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