- Associated Press - Saturday, October 25, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Four University of Nebraska-Lincoln fraternity members charged in the alcohol death of another member have been released from jail while they await prosecution.

The four students have each been charged with a felony count of procuring alcohol for a minor resulting in death.

Clayton Real, 18, was found dead at the FarmHouse Fraternity house near campus on Sept. 5. Affidavits show he died of acute alcohol intoxication, and his blood alcohol content was .365.

The four fraternity members charged appeared in Lancaster County Court on Friday, with each being released on the condition that they show up for all their court dates or face a $2,500 bond, the Lincoln Journal Star reported (https://bitly.com/1nEG5pm ).

Those charged are Vance Heyer, 21; Thomas Trueblood, 19; Cory Foland, 21; and Ross Reynolds, 22. None of their attorneys could be reached for comment Saturday afternoon.

The school has suspended the FarmHouse Fraternity chapter indefinitely, leaving more than 20 freshmen who had been living in the house scrambling to find another place to live. The university requires freshmen to live on campus, and the house will no longer be approved for such purposes.

Arrest affidavits say fraternity members hosted a party at a separate house the night before Real was found. Alcohol was provided to underage attendees, including Real, according to the affidavits. Witnesses told investigators that Real became intoxicated and passed out. He was brought back to the fraternity house and was left to sleep in his room, investigators said.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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