WSU pledge's death results in 15 charged
Pullman police reports are 177 pages
June 10, 2021
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 Whitman 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 inv...