RICHMOND — The trial of three men accused of hazing an Eastern Kentucky University student is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 24, Madison District Judge Earl-Ray Neal ruled Tuesday during a pretrial conference.
Richmond police say EKU students Thomas Barnes and Gabriel M. McLaren and alumnus Alonzo C. McGill struck Brent Whiteside with their fists, a paddle and a cane earlier this year while Whiteside sought entrance into Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
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Whiteside spent several days at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington because of kidney failure. Barnes, McLaren and McGill are charged with fourth-degree assault.
They have pleaded not guilty.