Saturday, March 05, 2005

No Charges in GHB Death

A young man dies at college from GHB. No charges are filed and someone gets away with murder or manslaughter. I'm planning on telling the story of a young man, Kyle, who was murdered with GHB at his college in my next film, so this story from San Luis Obispo CA is shockingly familiar:

The District Attorney's Office announced Monday it will not pursue involuntary manslaughter charges related to the death of Cal Poly student Brian Gillis.

An autopsy determined that Gillis, 19, died April 4, 2002, after taking a toxic amount of the drug GHB, which induces a euphoric and hallucinatory state.

Because of insufficient evidence, prosecutors decided not to file charges against three other Poly students who were also fellow Sigma Chi fraternity members.

"We don't have any confessions, no eyewitnesses or any physical evidence recovered" to prove such charges, said Stephen Brown, chief deputy district attorney.

Gillis' mother, Patricia Gillis, was upset with the decision.

She said that after reviewing civil depositions, she knows that another fraternity member gave her son a drink laced with GHB.

"A felony crime has been committed," she said. The prosecutors "just don't think they can win."

When you purchase True Stories of Ecstasy and Ketamine, funds will go toward the production of my film on GHB, DXM and alcohol.

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