March 19th 2012 — MSU police are called to Hubbard Hall.
A girl says her roommate, 18-year-old Olivia Pryor, isn't waking up.
Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor: “When we showed up it was determined that we, unfortunately we had a student that had passed away and it appeared that it had been alcohol related.”
First police arrested 18-year-old Marquez Cannon. He's charged last month with not only with giving alcohol to a minor but with criminal sexual conduct that injured an incapacitated victim and csc involving force or coercion.
On Wednesday, 19-year-old Dishon Ambrose was also charged in connection with Pryor's death.
He's charged with providing alcohol to a minor, causing death; a 10-year felony.
Stuart Dunnings, Ingham County Prosecutor: “Ya know, unfortunately there's probably not a school year that goes by at Michigan state where we don't have numerous minors who are injured or hurt from the consumption of alcohol.”
Dunnings says for those who supply alcohol to minors, the message is clear.
Dunnings: “If the minor, as a result of the consumption of that alcohol, suffers a serious injury or dies — then the penalties are increased, then it becomes felony.”
MSU police say they're doing all they can to educate students of the dangers of alcohol.
Sgt. McGlothian-Taylor: “As a police department we work with other individuals on campus to try to educate the students in terms of drinking on campus and being responsible.”
But for Olivia, the message comes too late.
Dunnings: “Ya know, our heart goes out to the family, its just so sad– so unnecessary.”
A promising life, ended too soon.
Ambrose is currently in the Ingham County Jail on $250,000 bond.
He's expected back in court on July 17th.