What Happened May 3rd
What happened the night of May 3, 2008?
Drew was an invited guest, at a birthday party on Warring Street. It was co-ed, with dancing, music, laughs and fun. He was there with his friends Adam, Kaitlyn, & Chris, one of whom was a UC student, and lived on Durant Avenue.
The party let out around 2:30. While Adam was on the sidewalk by Sigma Pi, waiting for his friends, the Sigma Pi guys started hassling Adam, threatening him, and telling him that they were going to "fuck him up". Drew went over to stand by Adam, and the two of them, walked away. The two of them walked backwards almost 170 feet. But Sigma Pi members followed them, screaming and yelling and threatening. Christopher Wootton and his Sigma Pi frat brothers were drunk. They had been drinking for 12-14 hours. One frat member said that as soon as he saw Adam and Drew, he knew they didn't "belong" there, and that they had to leave.
Soon, Adam and Drew were surrounded in a semi-circle next to the Chi-Omega parking lot. Eventually Drew and Adam were attacked and knocked down. Adam was knocked down three times. Everyone who testified at trial, gave a different, conflicting version of what happened that night. No one saw the stabbing. No one saw Drew hit anyone. Several people testified that they saw Drew hold the knife and say, "Back the fuck up". He was trying to get them to leave him alone.
During the attack on Drew and Adam, Chris Wootton was stabbed. One stab. The only stab. The witnesses at trial testified that the only contact they saw between Drew and Chris Wootton was when Chris Wootton pick Drew up from behind, and threw Drew to the ground.