At least four of the nine men charged in the hazing death of Florida State fraternity pledge Andrew Coffey are scheduled to enter into plea agreements Monday.
Kyle Bauer, Christopher Hamlin, Conner Ravelo and John Ray are set for plea hearings at the Leon County Courthouse at 9 a.m.
Two offers were floated by State Attorney Jack Campbell in a March email to defense attorneys. It is unclear which the four men scheduled for court have accepted.
Ravelo has already surrendered at the Leon County jail to serve the sentence that is included in his plea deal.
Under the terms of one agreement, the nine defendants could plead guilty to two counts of misdemeanor hazing with adjudication withheld, spend 60 days in the Leon County jail followed by two years of probation, be required to testify or publicly speak about Coffey’s death at every forum requested, take a hazing awareness class, be prohibited from alcohol with random testing, and provide a written or verbal apology to the Coffey family.
The second option is the same except defendants would be able to plead guilty to one count of felony hazing and complete 60 days in the Leon County Sheriff’s jail work camp instead of serving jail time.
The other six defendants face trial on felony hazing charges on June 11. They are: Brett A. Birmingham, Luke E. Kluttz, Clayton M. Muehlstein, Anthony Oppenheimer and Anthony Petagine.
Coffey, a 20-year-old from Pompano Beach, died after a Nov. 3 fraternity party celebrating initiation into the closed Pi Kappa Phi organization. Investigators say he drank a bottle of Wild Turkey 101 bourbon which was given to him by his Big Brother Ravelo and was bought with a fake ID.
In February, Coffey’s family filed a civil lawsuit against Pi Kappa Phi’s national office, the FSU chapter’s advisers and the nine men facing criminal charges. The 15-count lawsuit alleges years of hazing and abuse at the FSU Pi Kappa Phi chapter perpetuated by the actions or inaction of the national offices in Charlotte, North Carolina.