5 charged in California student’s alcohol poisoning death

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say five Southern California college students have been charged in the alcohol-poisoning death of their fraternity brother.

Noah Domingo, 18, was found dead in January at the off-campus Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house for the University of California, Irvine, with a blood alcohol level of 0.331 after a party.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office says Wednesday in a statement the five fraternity brothers are all charged with misdemeanors. One faces up to 18 months in jail if convicted, while the others face up to 6 months.

The statement says the defendants did not haze Domingo to drink until his death.

The fraternity’s Irvine chapter was disbanded.

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