6 UConn Students Charged In Relation To The Death Of Jeffny Pally

Six members of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at the University of Connecticut have been charged with alcohol-related offenses in relation to the death of Jeffny Pally, a sophomore student who was run over by a fire truck after leaving a frat party last year.

The six fraternity members arrested in connection with the death of Jeffny Pally were Patrick Callahan, 21, Matthew Moll, 21, Dylan Morose, 22, Jonathan Polansky, 22, Dominic Godi, 21, and Austin Custodio, 21. They now face several charges, including permitting a minor to illegally possess alcohol.

The charged students are all between 21 and 22 years old and from Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut. Morose, Polansky, Callahan, and Moll were charged with permitting a minor to illegally possess alcohol. Their arraignment is currently scheduled for March 8.

Pally, a University of Connecticut sophomore from West Hartford, was sitting against the garage door of the UConn Public Safety Complex at around 1:00 A.M. after leaving a party at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house.

On October 16, 2016, Pally was killed when she was run over by a university fire vehicle responding to what turned out to be a false alarm call. Her body was not found until half an hour later when firefighters returned from the false alarm call. Pally, 19, died from injuries to her head and torso. Pally’s BAC was more than three times the legal limit in the state of Connecticut.

The driver of the vehicle wasn’t charged as the incident was ruled an accident, however, the two students responsible for the false alarm have been charged.

Back in October, UConn President Herbs released a statement on Pally’s death, saying, “Every student is precious to us, and this is a heartbreaking and tragic loss. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched. We know that words cannot begin to express their grief.”

Similarly, Shari Cantor, the mayor of West Hartford, released a statement:

“My heart is broken for her family, friends, and for the entire community. This is such a tragic loss. Jeffny was a sweet, intelligent, and beautiful young lady who brightened up everyone around her. She was a dear friend of my son and our family. I extend my deepest and heartfelt condolences to her family.”


What Happened?

Six members of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at the University of Connecticut have been charged with alcohol-related offenses in relation to the death of a sophomore student who was run over by a fire truck after leaving a frat party last year.


Who Is Jeffny Pally?

Jeffny Pally was a 19-year-old University of Connecticut sophomore from West Hartford, Connecticut, who was killed on October 16, 2016, after being run over by a university fire truck.

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