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Men Charged In Hazing Seek Dismissal

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Attorneys for three men charged in an
alleged hazing incident at an Eastern Kentucky University
fraternity are asking to have the case dismissed.

In motions filed in Madison District Court on Thursday, the
attorneys also asked for a change of venue in the case. Two
students and an alumnus are charged with fourth-degree assault in
the beating of Kappa Alpha Psi pledge Brent Whiteside.

Police said he was beaten with fists, a paddle and a cane and
spent several days in a hospital after his kidneys failed.

EKU officials have since suspended the Kappa Alpha Psi
fraternity from the school.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that attorneys for
21-year-old Thomas Barnes, 22-year-old Gabriel M. McLaren and
32-year-old Alonzo C. McGill are requesting more information about
Whiteside's allegations.

A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Aug. 26 in Madison Circuit
Court.


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