Transcript for Penn State student pleads guilty to 9 charges in hazing death
the headline involving the case making national headlines for months now. The fraternity death due to hazing at Penn state. Students waiting for hours before calling for help. Tonight, a guilty plea from one of the students. Here's gio Benitez. Reporter: Tonight, one of the 26 students charged in the hazing death of 19-year-old Tim piazza, taking responsibility and pleading guilty to nine charges, including four counts of hazing. 21-year-old Ryan Burke and his attorney speaking with the "Centre daily times." This is a tragedy and he is anxious to make amends. He decided to step forward, acknowledge and accept the responsibility. Reporter: That evidence, surveillance video showing Burke giving piazza a handle of vodka during a hazing ritual at Penn state's beta theta pi fraternity house, where a drunken piazza fell down a flight of stairs. The students waiting 12 hours to call 911. We have a friend who is unconscious. He hasn't moved and we probably need an ambulance. We didn't ask for a plea agreement. None was offered. We didn't think that was appropriate. We came to court. We acknowledged responsibility. And he's prepared to be sentenced. Reporter: Piazza's parents have spent months going to court, sitting in silence and tears, listening to graphic testimony. Now they plan to speak in court for the first time, at Burke's sentencing. David, the piazza family attorney tells us they are pleased to see one individual accept responsibility, and that they want others to do the same. He will be sentenced at the end of July.
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