Arraignments postponed in booze cases linked to UConn death

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ROCKVILLE — A judge has postponed the arraignments of six University of Connecticut students charged with alcohol-related charges connected to the death of a UConn student who was run over by a campus fire department vehicle.

All six students were scheduled Wednesday to make their first appearances in Rockville Superior Court, but their cases were continued to next month.

Jeffny Pally of West Hartford was killed on October 16 when she was run over by a campus fire department SUV.

Jeffny PallyPally, 19, was sitting propped up against the glass garage doors on the public safety complex when the UConn fire department received reports that an alarm had been activated. The fire department opened the doors and an SUV pulled out, apparently running Pally over. The driver did not notice until he returned to the safety complex from the call. It was determined there was no emergency or fire. The firefighters “reset the alarms and returned to the station,” at which point they found Pally already dead.

Students Patrick Callahan, 21; Matthew Moll, 21; Austin Custodio, 21; Dominic Godi, 21; Dylan Morose, 22; and Jonathan Polansky, 22 were all arrested on alcohol-related charges. Those include permitting a minor to illegally possess alcohol, sale and delivery to minors, and conspiracy to commit the sale or delivery of alcohol to minors.

Police say four of the students arrested hosted the party and allowed minors to drink alcohol, while the other two bought and transported the alcohol for the party.

After her death, more than 1,000 friends, family and students turned out to honor Pally’s memory at a candlelight vigil on the Storrs campus.