BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (WCMH) — One of the people implicated in the hazing death of a Bowling Green State University student from Delaware County is now facing felony charges.
A Wood County grand jury indicted Benjamin Boyers, 20, of Sylvania, on Thursday on charges of:
- Involuntary manslaughter
- Tampering with evidence
- Multiple counts of hazing
- Multiple counts of failure to comply with underage alcohol laws
The first two charges are felonies, and the others are misdemeanors. Prosecutors dismissed the original misdemeanor charges against Boyers in April.
The victim in the case was Stone Foltz, a 20-year-old from Delaware who was found dead on March 4 after a fraternity drinking event.
Seven others are also facing charges in Foltz’s death, and his parents have since advocated for zero-tolerance policies at colleges and universities against hazing.