Probation For Man After Fraternity Pledge’s Death

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – A man convicted of providing alcohol to a University of Northern Colorado fraternity pledge who jumped to his death has been ordered to serve two years on supervised probation.

Kyle Edward Riley, 23, of Longmont was accused of buying alcohol for a Delta Tau Delta initiation party in 2011. Prosecutors say he provided freshman Ross Higuchi, of Aurora, with several shots of alcohol and a bottle of wine. Higuchi later jumped from a second-story balcony of the fraternity house during an argument with members. He died days later of his injuries.

Riley was convicted this summer of providing alcohol to a minor.

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Ross Higuchi (credit: Facebook)

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Kyle Edward Riley (credit: Greeley Police)

He was sentenced Tuesday to serve probation, 200 hours of community service, to complete a class on making positive choices, and wear an ankle monitor for 60 days.

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