SEMO sorority members face charges over hazing incident
By: Associated Press
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Three members of a sorority at Southeast Missouri State University face criminal charges for allegedly hazing a student by forcing her to eat garbage, hitting her and spraying something in her face.
The women are members of Zeta Phi Beta sorority and are charged with third-degree assault and hazing. Both are misdemeanor counts.
The incidents allegedly happened in February.
Those facing charges are 23-year-old Darleta McKennis-Weems, 22-year-old Ashley Moore, and 23-year-old Jessica Reynolds.
Southeast Missouri State has a stringent policy against hazing dating to 1994, when fraternity pledge Michael Davis died after enduring a weeklong hazing ritual of slaps, punches and body slams.