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MSU Student Faces Multiple Charges


A strange twist in the story of an MSU student who claimed he was beat up at a party.

Last month we told you about 20-year-old Brandon Carmack who claimed he was beat up by the MSU hockey team in late August.

Now Carmack is the one facing charges.

On Wednesday Carmack was arraigned on 5 charges, 4 misdemeanors and 1 felony.

He sat in front of our cameras and showed us his injuries, stab wounds on his head and arm, broken ribs, a broken nose and stitches in his lip.

Injuries from what Brandon Carmack says was a brutal attack by MSU hockey players.

On August 31st Brandon Carmack told us, "Its one thing to have an argument and get in a fight with one guy but its an entire other thing when an entire hockey team is just attacking you."

Carmack's parents also sent us an email detailing their son's injuries and saying "they left him for dead."

Carmack (August 31st): "I'm terrified of these hockey players, Jim absolutely terrified."

But while the Carmacks talked to us, police looked deeper.

Stuart Dunnings, Ingham County Prosecutor: " The East Lansing Police Department was not deflected by false reporting of the facts."

On Wednesday, Brandon Carmack was charged with 2 counts of assault, 1 count of domestic violence, 1 count of stalking and 1 count of falsely reporting a felony.

Dunnings: "When things like this happen, one side may get out there and put anything out there -- that doesn't make it so."

Dunnings says that doesn't mean student athletes weren't involved.

Dunnings: "They're actually named in the complaint as victims."

As for Carmack's original story, Dunnings is calling it "ridiculous."

Dunnings: "Well hypothetically speaking, if you start a fight and you lose the fight -- that does not make you a victim of crime."

But he's not saying much more than that.

Dunnings: "All will be revealed at the preliminary examination or at least enough to establish probable cause."

That preliminary exam is scheduled for September 28th.

Be sure to stay with 6 news we'll have much more for you as this story continues to develop.

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