Christopher Wheeler, a Creighton University fraternity pledge, has been arrested after he stabbed a female student in a dorm room while he claims he was allegedly “drugged on LSD.”Wheeler, 19, a Phi Kappa Psi pledge at Creighton, faces charges of second-degree assault and the use of a weapon to commit a
Wheeler, 19, a Phi Kappa Psi pledge at Creighton, faces charges of second-degree assault and the use of a weapon to commit a felony, after he allegedly cut the female student in the neck with a pocketknife.
Wheeler has been charged with second-degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony. He is reported to have cut 18-year-old Teresa Spagna with a pocketknife while in a dorm room about 1:00 A.M. Saturday.
Wheeler’s attorney said in a court appearance Monday that his client acted erratically that night because he was forced to take or unknowingly took hallucinogenic drugs by members of the fraternity Phi Kappa Psi.
Prosecutor Eric Fabian said in court Monday that Christopher Wheeler entered a dorm room in Gallagher Hall on the Creighton campus early Saturday.
He asked for “Dana,” Fabian said, but the woman there, Spagna, said he had the wrong room. Wheeler sat down on the bed and told Spagna, “Sorry for bothering you,” Fabian said. As Wheeler went toward the door to leave, Fabian said, he swung around and cut Spagna in the neck with a pocketknife, causing her a ‘minor cut.’
Creighton University has suspended Phi Kappa Psi, with members not allowed to take part in intramural contests or conduct initiation activities. They are also banned from wearing letters on campus until further notice.
As for Wheeler, who was a pre-med major, he is no longer is enrolled at Creighton and is banned from campus, Creighton officials said at a Monday press conference.
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