Condition of MU student injured in residence hall fall upgraded

Sunday, November 14, 2010 | 12:12 p.m. CST; updated 3:37 p.m. CST, Sunday, November 14, 2010

COLUMBIA — An MU freshman was in serious condition after a fall from a MU residence hall balcony early Saturday morning.

As of 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Richard Mehan, 19, had been upgraded from critical to serious condition at University Hospital, according to Maggie Woodson, a University Hospital house manager. Mehan fell from the fifth-floor balcony of Laws Hall and tumbled to a fourth-floor commons, according to an AP report.


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Police responded about 2 a.m. on Saturday. According to the report, MU Police Capt. Brian Weimer said Mehan had been drinking.

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