- Associated Press - Monday, February 13, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A 19-year-old charged with assaulting a woman with a knife at Creighton University over the weekend says he was forced to take drugs beforehand while trying to join a fraternity.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2kkG3XO ) Christopher Wheeler’s attorney Matthew Burns said in court that the drug Wheeler took contributed to his erratic behavior.

Prosecutors say Wheeler went into an 18-year-old woman’s room Saturday and asked for someone else before using a pocket knife to cut her throat.

Wheeler has been banned from Creighton’s campus and plans to live with his parents in Kansas City, Kansas, once they pay $10,000 bond. He is charged with second-degree assault.

Creighton University suspended Phi Kappa Psi fraternity after the weekend incident. Members won’t be allowed to wear their fraternity gear on campus.


Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com

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