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ABC13: Bowling Green’s Jacob Krinn gets mild punishment in Pi Kappa Alpha Stone Foltz death

Jacob Krinn, Foltz’s “big,” was sentenced to 42 days in jail and 100 hours of community service after a jury found him guilty of several misdemeanor charges including obstructing officials business, hazing, and failure to comply with underage alcohol laws. The judge suspended other time in the sentence and ordered Krinn not to have any contact with the Foltz family.

“We will never know why Mr. Krinn never helped Stone the night of March 4, 2021 with assisting him in drinking the family bottle or why he never poured any of the alcohol out, similar to what the other bigs did for their littles that night,” mother Shari Foltz said. “Instead we know Mr. Krinn cheered Stone on and coerced him into drinking the entire bottle. He was proud of Stone and he used him for the spotlight.”

Troy Henricksen was sentenced to 42 days in jail and 28 days of house arrest after a jury found him guilty of eight counts of misdemeanor hazing and seven counts of failure to comply with underage drinking laws.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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