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Mon. 4:53pm: One dead, one wounded in beating

September 2, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

WHEELING, W.Va. - One day after being attacked by several men, a Wheeling Jesuit University student has died from his injuries, school officials said.

Kevin M. Figaniak, 21, of Perkasie, Pa., died at 3:05 a.m. Sunday at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he had spent more than 24 hours in critical condition from the severe beating, said the school's president, the Rev. James Fleming.

"Today is a difficult day for our campus as we mourn the loss of a member of the Wheeling Jesuit family," Fleming. "It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that Kevin Michael Figaniak, WJU class of 2014, passed from this life quietly and peacefully surrounded by his family and friends."

The senior, who was a business major and varsity lacrosse player, and another student were attacked early Saturday while on their way back to the university after a night out.



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