UPDATE: Man Charged in Death of WJU Student Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter Charge, Gets One Year in Jail
Jarrett Chandler, one of the men accused in the beating death of Wheeling Jesuit student Kevin Figaniak, pleaded guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter on Thursday.
Chandler was sentenced to the maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The other defendant in the case, 22-year-old Craig Peacock, of Florida, who is facing felony murder charges, will go on trial on April 29.
A man charged in the death of Wheeling Jesuit student Kevin Figaniak appeared in court on Thursday afternoon.
22-year-old Craig Peacock, of Florida, who is facing felony murder charges, entered a not guilty plea to the crime and his trial was set for April 29.
Peacock was arrested on September 3 in connection with Figaniak's death. Figaniak died one day after reportedly getting into a fight on the corner of National Road and Locust Avenue with Peacock and co-defendant Jarrett Chandler, who is facing a lesser charge.