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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

WSU pledge's death results in 15 charged

Pullman police reports total over 170 pages


Last updated 6/15/2021 at 7:32am

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Samuel H. Martinez was left to sleep in the "chapter" room in the basement of the fraternity, where he died.

COLFAX – Fifteen people are charged with furnishing liquor to minors after a Washington State University (WSU) student died of alcohol poisoning in 2019.

Samuel H. Martinez, 19, of Bellevue, was a pledge to the fraternity Alpha Tau Omega on Linden Street in Pullman. He died on Nov. 12, 2019, during a fraternity event. The Wittman County coroner ruled his death as accidental acute alcohol poisoning.

Martinez was last seen to be alive at 2 a.m. on Nov. 11 while sleeping on his side in the "chapter" room, a basement of the Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) fraternity house, according to Pullman police i...

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