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N.C. State Wrestler to Appear in Court

Posted December 12, 1998

— One of the North Carolina State students charged in connection with the death of a fellow student is expected in court on Monday.

Clyde Williams Blunt, 20, a wrestler from Modesto, Calif., faces involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Neil Davis, Jr., 21, of Fayetteville.

Davis was killed with his own gun in November after a confrontation with Blunt and five other students.

Four other N.C. State athletes and a former athlete also face misdemeanor charges. Football players Harold Jackson, 20, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Willie Knite Wright, 19, of Greensboro, and David Paschal Stringer, 19, of North Brunswick, N.J., were charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering and misdemeanor assault. Wrestler Michael Mordarski, 20, of Marietta, Ga., and former wrestler Daniel Scott Campenella, 21, of Coral Springs, Fla., were charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering.

The six students who were charged had been attending a party at a house a few doors from Davis' home, less than 2 miles from the university campus.

Blunt was the defending Atlantic Coast Conference heavyweight champion and one win short of earning All-American status last year.

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