MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A California man will spend 10 days in jail after pleading no contest to hazing and battery at a West Virginia University fraternity.
Media outlets reported that Andrew Nemes, of Huntington Beach, California, entered his plea Monday. Monongalia County Magistrate Jim Nabors sentenced Nemes to 15 months in jail, and then suspended all but 10 days.
Nemes also must pay a $1,000 fine.
Police say a 19-year-old man was physically assaulted and injured on Nov. 15, 2013, while participating in an initiation at Phi Kappa Psi’s WVU chapter.
Co-defendant Michael Sousa, of Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, pleaded no contest to hazing in May. He received a 48-hour sentence and was fined $1,000.
Another co-defendant, Christopher Lazzell, 24, of Morgantown, failed to appear at his hearing on Monday.