Members from the Jacksonville State University chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. are under fire for brutally beating a pledging in a hazing incident, The Anniston Star reports.
Former pledge Jason Horton filed a lawsuit alleging he was a victim of a number of hazing activities that included consuming large quantities of alcohol, being struck by eggs, being beaten for long periods of time with fists and paddles.
Authorities have charged three additional members from the chapter with hazing since this Saturday, including Antonio Jarrell Davis, 28;Eugene Thomas, 22; and 23-year-old Brandon Marquell Bush.
It was originally reported 10 members of the fraternity were charged with hazing.
The other men charged in the hazing incident include Juston Patrick Daniel, 22; Benjamin Joshua Puckett, 23; Carl Robinson, 22; Rhyan Anthony Swanson, 24; Adeoye Deji Faleti, 23; Daniel Dwayne Covington, 22; Justavious Quintae Johnson, 22; Jeremy Deshaun Potts, 21; Roosevelt Morgan Jr., 21; and Mikel Deloch Whittier, 22.
Horton filed his lawsuit in July. The complaint alleges the injuries he sustained left him in the hospital for 24 days.
Horton’s liver, the complaint said, was enlarged and functioning at 50 percent, according to The Anniston Star. He was bleeding internally and his urine was black.
Before heading to hospital, Horton reportedly vomited blood. Members of the fraternity attempted to keep Horton from seeking medical attention by telling him it was tomato sauce he vomited.
The chapter has since been suspended from the campus.
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