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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Sam Martinez died Nov. 12, 2019, after participating in a Big-Little reveal night with members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

One more defendant in Sam Martinez case pleads guilty

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Evergreen reporter October 24, 2021

The last of the 15 cases in the investigation of Sam Martinez’s death was completed on Thursday after Wesley Oswald pleaded guilty to furnishing liquor to a minor. Oswald was sentenced to 19 days...

Sam Martinez, pictured here, died Nov. 12, 2019, after participating in a Big-Little Night with members of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.

Fifteen people charged in connection with Sam Martinez’s death

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 8, 2021

Fifteen individuals were charged with furnishing liquor to a minor in connection with the death of Sam Martinez in 2019.  Furnishing liquor to a minor is a gross misdemeanor in Washington state....

Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy received the investigative report from Pullman PD and is reviewing it. He has not reached a charging decision yet.

Police recommend charges for seven individuals involved in Sam Martinez’s death

On the morning of Nov. 12, 2019, WSU freshman Sam Martinez was transported by the Pullman Police Department to a local funeral home in a locked body bag. Fraternity members found his body cold and discolored...

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