Closing arguments in hazing trial of former BGSU frat brothers in Stone Foltz's death

The fate of Jacob Krinn and Troy Henricksen, each charged with multiple crimes related to the alcohol poisoning death of Stone Foltz after a fraternity event on March 4, 2021, is now in the hands of the jury.

Jacob Krinn, 21, of Delaware, Ohio, and Troy Henricksen, 24, of Grove City, Ohio, both former members of BGSU’s Pi Kappa Alpha or Pike chapter, each face multiple criminal charges, including involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, and hazing, among others.

The state has called several — though not all — of the pledges in Mr. Foltz’s spring, 2021 class.

It was at that event on March 4, 2021, planned by pledge educator Troy Henricksen, that Foltz was given a liter of Evan Williams bourbon by his Big Brother, Jacob Krinn.

Foltz drank the bottle in about 20 minutes. He was taken to a local hospital hours later after his roommate found him unconscious.

"This is an idea that Stone Foltz regrettably came up with ... He brought this task on himself. Jacob Krinn did not bring this on him. Where's the proof of that?" Mr. Shamansky said.

Six co-defendants of Mr. Krinn’s and Mr. Henricksen’s have already pleaded guilty to various crimes in connection to Mr. Foltz’s death. Many of them were called to testify on behalf of the state of Ohio.