GMU student gets 3 years in prison for selling LSD to frat brother who fell, died

WASHINGTON — A George Mason University student will effectively serve three years in prison for selling LSD to a fraternity brother who died from falling out a fifth-floor window.

Alejandro Porrata admitted selling LSD to 19-year-old Tristan Medina in September. Three days after the sale, Medina ran and crashed through a dorm building window on the Fairfax, Virginia, campus.

Porrata faced a charge of distribution of a controlled drug.

“You are a drug dealer,” a judge told Porrata, according to WTOP’s news partners at NBC Washington. “You did a very stupid thing, and as a result, your family is suffering, the Medina family is suffering, and you will suffer as well.”

Porrata received a 10-year sentence, with seven of those years suspended. He also must serve 100 hours of community service.

Both Porrata and Medina were members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

WTOP’s Carlos Prieto and Megan Cloherty contributed to this report.

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