Nineteen people were issued citations on Wednesday evening in
relation to the death of Samantha Spady, according to a press
release from Fort Collins Police Services.
Spady, 19, was found dead in the now terminated Sigma Pi
Fraternity, 709 Wagner Drive, on Sept. 5. Police suspect alcohol
may have been a factor in Spady’s death, although official autopsy
results have yet to be released.
Thirteen of the 19 people were issued citations for both
procuring liquor for person(s) under the age of 21, which is a
class 2 misdemeanor, and possession/consumption of ethyl alcohol by
an underage person, which is a class 2 petty offense. Those charged
include Craig Arguello, 19; Robert Agboyani, 19; Ashley Steranka,
19; Jason Max, 19; Colin Sharpe, 19; John (Bobby) Jennings, 19;
Travis Prott, 20; Kade Koenig, 20; Brenton Hoff, 20; Tyler Ley, 20;
Margaret Crider, 20; Baylor Ferrier, 20; and Robert Quinlan,
The additional six people who were issued citations were cited
for procuring liquor for person(s) under the age of 21, which is a
class 2 misdemeanor. Those charged include Sara Williams, 21;
Antonio Nolasco, 24; Kathyrn McBride, 21; Fredlina Solano, 22; Erin
Taylor, 21; and Bianca Pugh-Miller, 21.
“No further citations are expected,” according to the same press
A press conference will be held this morning at 9 a.m. with
further information concerning the investigation and citations.
For those who knew Samantha it is still difficult to confront
the death of a friend.
“I’m better now after going to the funeral,” said Edie Aberle, a
sophomore business administration major who said she has been able
to find some solace in the past few weeks. Aberle was Spady’s
roommate her freshman year in Westfall Hall and the two remained
friends after moving out of the residence halls.
Aberle feels Spady was responsible for her own actions the night
of her death.
“I don’t think anyone should be (found responsible) just because
we are all responsible for our own actions,” Aberle said.
However, reactions remain mixed as to who should be held
responsible for Spady’s death, or if anyone should be at all.
“I don’t know if you could hold anyone directly responsible, but
if there was somebody with her that night you’d think something
could have been done,” said Jordan Mitchell, a former CSU student
who now attends University of Colorado – Boulder.
Mitchell and Spady became friends after meeting in Westfall Hall
last year and remained close. For Mitchell, Spady’s death affects
“I am definitely still dealing with it,” Mitchell said. “It is
hard to let it sink in.”