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OU student pleads not guilty in fatal dorm fall

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio University student has pleaded not guilty to charges in another student's death from a four-story fall.

Nineteen-year-old James Wagers, of the Mansfield area in north-central Ohio, was in court Wednesday in Athens and entered not guilty pleas to one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of aggravated drug trafficking.

Prosecutors say Wagers gave hallucinogenic mushrooms to 20-year-old Eric Hansen in April before the engineering student from suburban Cleveland fell from a fourth-floor dorm window at OU.

A coroner said traces of mushrooms were found in Hansen's blood. A jury trial has been scheduled for Nov. 12.

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