“We remain saddened by Noah’s tragic death earlier this year,” university spokesman Tom Vasich said in a statement. “We are committed to educating our campus community on the dangers of underage drinking and are invested in preventing another such tragedy from occurring again.”
Zavier Larenz Brown, Domingo’s “big brother” in the fraternity and now 21, has been charged with one misdemeanor count of furnishing alcohol to a minor causing great bodily injury.
Jonathan Anephi Vu, now 22 and a graduate of the university, is charged with one misdemeanor count of furnishing an alcoholic beverage to a minor. The other defendants are all still enrolled in the university.
Brown and Vu, as well as Mohamed Ibragim Kharaev, now 21, Caleb Gavin Valleroy, now 20, and Jonathan Gabriel Villicana, now 21, are charged with one misdemeanor count of violating the Irvine Municipal Code for allowing a party or gathering where underage drinking is permitted.
Brown 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.
It was not immediately clear if they had lawyers to speak on their behalf.