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Shore Man Pleads No Contest in WVU Hazing

A Point Pleasant Beach man who  pleaded no contest to hazing at a West Virginia University fraternity will be sentenced Thursday.

Michael Sousa
Michael Sousa (WDTV TV)

Media outlets report that Michael Sousa entered the plea Tuesday in Monongalia County Magistrate Court.

Prosecutors are recommending a six-month suspended sentence, 48 hours in jail and community service. The defense is asking that Sousa be fined.

The 21-year-old from was one of three people charged in connection with an incident at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity on Nov. 15, 2013. Police said a 19-year-old man was physically assaulted and injured while participating in an initiation.

Co-defendants Andrew Nemes of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Christopher Lazzell of Morgantown are scheduled to appear in magistrate court on June 23.

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WVU Student Charged in Hazing Incident Enters Plea / WDTV TV

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