Court dates postponed for three Pike leaders

By Robert Baird

Three of the five Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity members charged with hazing offenses in relation to the Nov. 2 death of David Bogenberger have had their court dates postponed until 9 a.m. April 10, Judge John McAdams decided.

Steven A. Libert, Alexander M. Jandik and Omar Salameh appeared in court Monday morning for Class 4 felony and misdemeanor hazing charges from Dec. 17, in regard to the death of the freshman pledge a month prior. It was then that McAdams said their dates would be postponed.

The fraternity’s vice president, James P. Harvey, will have a status hearing at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the DeKalb County Courthouse.

The fraternity’s secretary, Patrick W. Merrill, will appear in court at 9 a.m. on March 25 for a status hearing.

Seventeen other members were issued arrest warrants for misdemeanor charges.

ABC News requested for extended media coverage Wednesday in order to broadcast the hearing, but the request was denied Friday. McAdams said his reason for denial was due to the short notice of the request, but he was abiding by Supreme Court guidelines.