Hearing delayed for OU student

Wednesday, January 12th 2005, 1:55 pm
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- A preliminary hearing for a University of Oklahoma student charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor at a fraternity party is being delayed until next month.

The hearing for Cody Barrington was scheduled Tuesday. It's now set for February 22nd.

Barrington is accused of giving alcohol to a pledge at a Sigma Chi party on September 29th, the same party attended by 19-year-old O-U student Blake Hammontree who died that night of alcohol poisoning.

Barrington is NOT accused of providing alcohol to Hammontree.

Hammontree had a blood-alcohol content of point-42, more than five times the legal limit. His death led to a ban on alcohol in O-U fraternities and residence halls and a policy of suspending students who commit three alcohol-related violations.

Barrington's attorney says prosecutors are still trying to interview other students as they investigate Hammontree's death.