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Virginia Tech football player charged with murder
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Virginia Tech freshman linebacker Isimemen Etute, 18, has been charged with second-degree murder, according to the Virginia court case information website.

The charge stems from an incident on May 31 that left a Blacksburg resident dead. The 6-foot-3, 206-pounder from Virginia Beach is scheduled for a hearing on Thursday in Montgomery County General District Court. 

Etute has been suspended from the team and the university, according to a statement released by Virginia Tech.

The statement says, in part: "Blacksburg Police continues to lead this ongoing investigation, and the university will assist law enforcement agencies working the case in any way it can."

According to WDBJ television, police were called the night of June 1 for a welfare check at 119 N. Main Street and found a man dead. The station reports Etute is being held without bond in the Montgomery County Jail.

The Virginia Tech football team held a team meeting about the situation Wednesday afternoon, per multiple sources.

mbarber@timesdispatch.com

Twitter: @RTD_MikeBarber

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