Kyle Riley Charged In Connection With The Death Of Ross Higuchi

06/04/2011 02:20 pm ET | Updated Sep 01, 2012

A student at University of Northern Colorado was charged with one misdemeanor count of providing alcohol to a minor, in connection with an alcohol related death of Ross Higuchi, 19, at a university frat house two months ago.

Kyle Riley, 22, could spend 6 to 18 months in county jail if convicted.

The Greely Tribune has more:

Witnesses at a Delta Tau Delta fraternity party told police Ross Higuchi, 19, jumped from the balcony of the fraternity house in April during an argument. He was in a coma for four days, and he died from head injuries.
Higuchi, named for a late uncle who was killed by a drunken driver in 1987, was found on the ground in front of the fraternity house April 16. His mother said she doesn't believe he jumped on purpose.

"He jumped over the railing and landed on the gutter area, and then down. But nobody saw him land. That's what's frustrating for me is not knowing," Higuchi's mother said.

According to the the argument centered on a disagreement about whether Higuchi damaged a door at the fraternity.

CLARIFICATION: An earlier version of this piece's headline stated Riley was "Charged In The Death" of Ross Higuchi. Riley was charged in connection to Riley's death because he allegedly served alcohol to a minor. In August 2012, Riley was sentenced to probation for the offense.