Two former University of Missouri frat leaders have been charged with leaving a student brain damaged in what his family attorney called “the worst fraternity hazing injury ever in the United States.”
Former Phi Gamma Delta fraternity members Ryan Delanty and Thomas Shultz were indicted by a Boone County grand jury on Friday on a slew of charges, including felony hazing, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said.
The charges stem from the caught-on-camera hazing of Daniel Santulli, 19, who was force-fed beer and made to drink a liter of vodka, leaving him blind and unable to walk or talk.
He had to be revived in a hospital after his heart stopped when he was left with a blood alcohol content of 0.486, six times the legal limit.
The damage was “as horrible as it could possibly be and (have him) still be alive,” said David Bianchi, a lawyer who specializes in hazings and is representing Santulli’s family.
“It’s the worst fraternity hazing injury ever in the United States,” he said, saying he has “been doing these cases for 30 years.”