The University Police Department and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission are pressing charges against Texas State student Christopher Williams after a month-long investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death of Eirin Hicks, a fellow student.
Hicks died after falling from her Laurel Hall window May 3. The TABC andhave filed charges against Williams for allegedly providing alcohol to Hicks, Kristin McCreery and six others at a gathering in Hicks’ dorm. Several present were underage, and Texas State has a policy prohibiting alcohol in dorms.
Hicks and McCreery jumped out of the first-floor dorm window after police arrived to respond to a noise complaint. Hicks, 24, suffered severe head injuries, and died later that day. McCreery, 19, sustained back injuries from the fall.
TABC was involved in the joint-investigation with UPD due to the presence of alcohol and its potential involvement in the students’ injuries. TABC filed charges against Williams for providing alcohol to minors, possessing a license that was not issued to him, and being a minor in possession of alcohol.
Additionally, UPD filed charges against both Williams and McCreery for attempting to cover up details leading to the death of Hicks and injury of McCreery. Their charges include interference with public duties and false reports to a police officer.
UPD was not available for immediate comment.