Trial date set for New Mexico Military Institute cadet accused of beating other cadet

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ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A trial date has been set for one of the New Mexico Military Institute cadets involved in the beating of another cadet.

Former standout junior college quarterback at New Mexico Military Institute, Michael Adjekuko, and high school lineman Chance Butler planned the beating because the victim had turned them in for smoking pot.

Police say Adjekuko and Butler went to the 16 year old victim’s dorm, pushed him to the ground and Butler threw the punches because he was a minor and wouldn’t get in as much trouble.

Adjekuko will stand trial August 25th for a contributing to the delinquency of a minor charge. Adjekuko faces a maximum 18 months in jail.

Butler pleaded guilty to aggravated assault last month and was allowed to serve probation in Texas. However, Butler didn’t follow the rules of his probation and was extradited back to Roswell where he is at the juvenile center.

Adjekuko, Butler, and the victim are no longer students at New Mexico Military Institute.

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