Four men connected to VSU hazing incident charged with involuntary manslaughter

Posted at 7:38 PM, Jun 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-04 19:38:03-04

Four men connected to the hazing deaths of two Hampton Roads teens are now facing involuntary manslaughter charges.

Charles Zollicoffer, Corey Baytop, Eriq Benson and James Mackey have been indicted.

Police say the men hazed Marvell Edmondson of Portsmouth and Jauwan Holmes of Williamsburg.

The VSU freshmen were trying to become members of the unsanctioned group Men of Honor.

Police say the men charged told Emondson and Holmes to walk across the Appomatox River.

Both 19-year-olds drowned during the hazing ritual.