USU student ordered to serve jail time for role in last year’s fraternity death

Another Utah State University student involved in last November’s alcohol-related death of 18-year-old Michael Starks during a fraternity initiation stunt was sentenced to jail in 1st District Court on Monday.Christopher Ammon, 20, was ordered by Judge Thomas Willmore to serve 14 days in jail and complete 200 hours of community service. Ammon had pleaded no contest in May to a class-B misdemeanor charge of unlawful sale or supply of alcohol to a minor. He also had a class-B misdemeanor charge of hazing dismissed in January.Ammon was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity that Starks was in the process of joining. The fraternity, along with the Chi Omega sorority, of which some of its members also were involved in the November incident, has been shut down.According to court records, the 200 hours of community service must be served at colleges or high schools teaching students about underage drinking and binge drinking. Ammon also was ordered to avoid contact with the other USU students who were involved in the case, including Sadie Green, Whitney Miller, Tim Weber, Mallory Mitchell, Cecily Kiss, Grant Barney, Brittney Bell, Brittany Packham and McKell Miner. Also, Ammon was ordered to not again join a fraternity.

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