21-Year-Old College Wrestler Charged With Murder in Connection to Teammate’s Death

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The Campbellsville University community is reeling after a shocking incident on campus.

Charles E. Escalera, a student at the university in Kentucky, was charged with the murder of fellow student and wrestling teammate Josiah Malachi Kilman, Taylor County Clerk Susie Skaggs told E! News.

Escalera, 21, was arrested Feb. 24 after Kilman, 18, was found dead in his dorm room, NBC News reported. Kilman was a current athlete on the men's wrestling team, while Escalera—who went by Zeke—was also on the team from 2021 to 2022, according to the school's roster.

While Escalera was charged with Kilman's death, Campbellsville Police said in an update to the outlet Feb. 26, &…