Frat Revokes University Of Kentucky Chapter
A national fraternity has revoked the charter of its University of Kentucky chapter after the death of a 4-year-old boy who was hit by a student's car.
Alpha Tau Omega in Indianapolis said in a statement Wednesday that it investigated the matter and closed the chapter because of violations of the fraternity's health and safety policy.
News outlets report 18-year-old Jacob Heil's attorney entered a plea of not guilty for Heil on Wednesday. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Heil's lawyer, Christopher Spedding, said Heil is "despondent" over the child's death. Spedding also said portable breath tests are unreliable and blood tests results may not be known for months.
Marco Lee Shemwell died Monday, two days after he was hit near the football stadium in Lexington during Kentucky's game against Murray State.
UK suspended Heil and the fraternity pending investigations.