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EWU Student Dragged to Death in Eastern Washington

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PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Wash. - A 45-year-old man is awaiting murder charges after police say he tied another man to the back of a truck, and told a teenager  to drive away.

It happened Saturday night at a hunting campground North of Spokane.  That's where Pend Oreille County Sheriffs received a call from a 17 year-old driving a truck saying he was being chased by a man with an axe, and felt threatened.

Just then a second call came in saying a man was seen being dragged behind a pickup.

Police say 20-year old Jerid Sturman-Camyn was threatening several people with an axe at a party Saturday night at the campground.

That's when 45-year-old Windell Sinn Junior tied him to the back of a truck and told the 17-year-old, who didn't know Jerid was tied to the truck to drive off, killing Camyn.

Camyn's fraternity brothers at Sigma Phi Epsilon are reacting to their friends death.  The President of the fraternity released this statement saying "Our hearts go out to the family... This is a tragic loss." 

A close friend Evan Buelt says, "He was a great guy, very friendly, one of those people you would always look to.  He would always come up to us and say hey how's it going... Always involved... He was just a great guy."

Sinn now faces second degree murder charges and will be in court on Monday.  The 17-year-old isn't being charged right now.

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