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UC Berkeley student, 21, stabbed to death

Sunday, May 4, 2008       Top of  page                        Article

Reported "as horrified students watched from only a few feet away, a 21-year-old UC Berkeley engineering student, Christopher Wootton, was stabbed to death early Saturday during a drunken melee in the parking lot of a sorority house not far from campus.  Berkeley police arrested Andrew Thomas Hoeft-Edenfield, 20, of Berkeley in connection with the killing."

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This article appeared on page A - 1 of the San Francisco Chronicle


Berkeley Man Arrested In Murder Of Cal Student

May 4, 2008 4:00 am US/Pacific         Top of  page            Article

 BERKELEY (CBS 5 / KCBS / AP / BCN) ― A 20-year-old Berkeley man was arrested Saturday for allegedly killing a University of California, Berkeley senior earlier in the day along fraternity row just a few blocks from campus the first murder of a UC Berkeley student in a decade. 

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Police: Drunken brawl fueled Cal student stabbing

By Kristin Bender
Oakland Tribune           Top of  page                   Article

Article Launched: 05/05/2008 11:11:26 PM PDT

Reported that University officials were unresponsive as to "what action the campus might take against the Greek community in the wake of Saturday's killing of a top nuclear engineering student outside a sorority house. Christopher was stabbed in the chest by Andrew Hoeft-Edenfield, a 20-year-old Berkeley man, during a brawl involving about 15 drunken, unruly students, possibly fraternity members, and one or two of Hoeft-Edenfield's friends, police said."

"Although police have said alcohol was involved in the fight, they have not said there were parties at the sorority house or the nearby Sigma Pi fraternity, where the victim was a member." '

Reach Kristin Bender at or 510-08-6453 and Doug Oakley at doakley@bayareanewsgroup or 510-843-1408.

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Local Police Work to Curb Students' Alcohol Use

By Ashley Trott

Daily Cal Staff Writer

Thursday, September 4, 2008      Top of  page           Article

Reported of efforts in reaction to how alcohol use contributed to the fatal stabbing included the following:

"A survey done last fall by California Safer Schools Coalition, a research organization, found that UC Berkeley undergraduates estimated that 36.5 percent of their fellow students drink one or two times every week, compared to the 26.5 percent that actually do.  The same survey found that 63 percent of UC Berkeley undergraduates drink once a month or not at all."

"Students have certain practices and beliefs before they arrive," Hughes said. "(The habits incoming students have) at about the mid-October time tend to stay with them for the next two years."


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