The attorney for the only defendant charged with a misdemeanor related to the hazing of former University of Missouri student Danny Santulli said he can’t get in touch with a Boone County prosecuting attorney because he’s busy in deposits.
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He’s being cared for by his family in Minnesota, and his father, Tom Santulli, said by phone Tuesday they have seen small improvements in Santulli after 40 treatments in a hyperbaric chamber.
“We do see some little changes with Danny,” his father said after the treatments, “He’s much more connected to us. One thing is that he’ll get emotional, he’ll have some tears every day.”
They are there to comfort him, but it’s a positive sign that their son is expressing emotions, Santulli said.
Stem cell treatments will start soon, he said.
“We’re going to explore everything possible,” Santulli said.
Danny Santulli’s treatments and around-the-clock care are being paid for from settlements in civil lawsuits.
There’s a bill in the Missouri legislature, Danny’s law, which will provide immunity from anyone making a 911 call informing authorities of a hazing incident, Santulli said.
“Everyone’s trying to make a difference in stopping hazing,” said Santulli of the bill.
It made no sense that none of the fraternity members called 911, even though they were texting each other, Santulli said.
Alec Wetzler, of St. Louis,