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UPDATE: Man Charged in Death of WJU Student Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter Charge, Gets One Year in Jail

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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.


ORIGINAL STORY:

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.

(Original Story: Arrests made at oil, gas campground in beating death of Wheeling Jesuit University student)