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UM student pleads guilty in opossum frat prank

The Alpha Gamma Rho house at UM (frat photo)


Columbia, MO – A University of Missouri sophomore pleaded guilty this week for his part in a fraternity prank involving a barrel of opossums.

Zachary Famuliner admitted he stabbed an opossum several times during the prank last year.

A judge sentenced him to two year's probation and fined him $500. Famuliner, 20, must also perform 50 hours of community service and undergo counseling, and he cannot drink alcohol during his probation.

Last November, police responded to a call at the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and found fraternity members standing around a barrel holding 20 dead and 20 living opossums, as well as two dead raccoons.

Famuliner and another student were charged; both were booted from the fraternity.

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