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3 former Penn State University fraternity brothers sentenced in hazing death

More than two years ago, Tim Piazza died after falling down a flight of stairs at an alcohol-fueled fraternity party.
1 year ago
3 former Penn State University fraternity brothers sentenced in hazing death

Anti-hazing law named after Penn State fraternity pledge goes into effect in Pennsylvania

Tim Piazza died after a fraternity hazing ritual at Penn State in Feb. 2017.
1 year ago
Anti-hazing law named after Penn State fraternity pledge goes into effect

Parents of Penn State hazing victim lobby for stricter laws against dangerous hazing rituals

As millions of students head back to school, some parents are taking aim at hazing on college campuses.
2 years ago
Parents of Penn State hazing victim lobby for stricter laws against hazing rituals

Parents of Penn State hazing victim reach settlement with Beta Theta Pi fraternity

Timothy Piazza, 19, died in February 2017 after taking part in a hazing ritual known as the "Gauntlet."
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Parents of Penn State hazing victim reach settlement with fraternity

Frat member who pleaded guilty in hazing death escapes jail time

Ryan Burke, 21, who pleaded guilty for his role in the 2017 hazing death of pledge Tim Piazza, was sentenced to 27 months of probation, house arrest, community service and a $3,000 fine.
2 years ago
Frat member who pleaded guilty in hazing death escapes jail time

Penn State frat member faces no jail time over pledge's death

The first member of a Penn State fraternity to be sentenced in connection to the death of a pledge will not face any jail time.
2 years ago
Penn State frat member faces no jail time over pledge's death

Penn State frat member won't face jail time in pledge's death

Ryan Burke was the first of more than 20 members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity to be sentenced in connection to criminal charges related to the death of Tim Piazza, who died in February 2017.
2 years ago
Penn State frat member won't face jail time in pledge's death

Ex-frat member pleads guilty in hazing death

Former Penn State fraternity member Ryan Burke has entered the first guilty plea in connection with the death of pledge Tim Piazza.
2 years ago
Ex-frat member pleads guilty in hazing death

Penn State student pleads guilty to 9 charges in hazing death

The Beta Theta Pi fraternity member is one of 26 students charged in the death of Tim Piazza.
2 years ago
Penn State student pleads guilty to 9 charges in hazing death

Fraternity members accused of hazing return to court

Prosecutors are working to reinstate involuntary manslaughter charges against five Penn State fraternity brothers in connection to the 2017 death of Timothy Piazza.
2 years ago
Fraternity members accused of hazing return to court

Pa. attorney general wants some manslaughter charges restored in pledge's hazing death

Altogether, 26 defendants face charges related to Tim Piazza's death.
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Pa. AG wants some manslaughter charges restored in pledge's hazing death

Manslaughter charges dismissed in Penn State hazing case

Pledge Tim Piazza died in Feb. 2017 after he fell down stairs at the frat house.
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Manslaughter charges dismissed in Penn State hazing case

Video of Penn State pledge chugging alcohol from night he suffered fatal frat house fall shown in court

Tim Piazza, 19, died after a fall at the Beta Theta Pi house in 2017.
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Penn State frat hearing: Video of pledge chugging alcohol shown in court

Senate leader proposes tougher anti-hazing rules

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman represents the community that includes Penn State, where 19-year-old pledge Tim Piazza died last year after attending a bid acceptance ceremony at Beta Theta Pi.
2 years ago
Senate leader proposes tougher anti-hazing rules

Parents who lost children to alleged hazing incidents call for change: 'It could be anyone's child'

"It could be anyone's child who this happened to," said a dad whose son died.
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'It could be anyone's child': Parents who lost kids to alleged hazing incidents unite

Penn State officials showed a 'shocking apathy' to drinking, grand jury report finds

A grand jury's report following the drinking death of a Pennsylvania State University student says school officials showed "a shocking apathy" to drinking and hazing.
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Penn State officials showed a 'shocking apathy' to drinking: Grand jury

Penn State officials showed a 'shocking apathy' to drinking: Grand jury

The report, released Friday by a Pennsylvania district attorney, recommends a number of changes that Penn State should undertake in the wake of the Feb. 4 death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza.
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Penn State officials showed a 'shocking apathy' to drinking: Grand jury

Fraternity faces criminal indictment after alleged hazing

The University of Houston's Pi Kappa Alpha chapter is accused of forcing a freshman pledge to go without food, drink and sleep during a three-day ritual in 2016
2 years ago
Fraternity faces criminal indictment after alleged hazing

Ex-Penn State fraternity brothers face new charges in hazing death

The new charges in the death of pledge Tim Piazza are the result of an investigation into newly recovered surveillance video from the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house basement, authorities said.
2 years ago
Ex-Penn State fraternity brothers face new charges in hazing death

Penn State hazing death: Former fraternity brothers face new charges

New charges were announced against 17 former Penn State fraternity brothers in connection with video from the night of pledge Tim Piazza's death.
2 years ago
Penn State hazing death: Former fraternity brothers face new charges

Former Penn State fraternity brothers face new charges in hazing death

Sophomore Tim Piazza died after a night of pledging in February 2017.
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New charges in Penn State fraternity hazing death

New charges in Penn State fraternity hazing death

Additional criminal charges were announced against Beta Theta Pi fraternity brothers as a result of the investigation into deleted surveillance video from the basement of the fraternity house on the night of Tim Piazza's death while pledging.
2 years ago
New charges in Penn State fraternity hazing death

Judge dismisses most serious charges in alleged hazing death of pledge Timothy Piazza

The Piazza family speaks out about new developments in the case and are more determined than ever to seek justice for their son Timothy.
3 years ago
Judge dismisses most serious charges in alleged hazing death of pledge Timothy Piazza

Stunning court decision in Penn State hazing death

A judge dismissed the most serious charge in the case in which student Tom Piazza died after a night of heavy drinking.
3 years ago
Stunning court decision in Penn State hazing death

Former Penn State frat member no longer charged in hazing case: 'No winners here'

Charges came after the death of 19-year-old fraternity pledge Tim Piazza.
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Former Penn State frat member no longer charged in hazing case: 'No winners here'

Involuntary manslaughter charges dropped in Penn State frat case

Involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault charges have been dropped against eight former Penn State University fraternity members in connection with the death of a pledge at the fraternity house earlier this year.
3 years ago
Involuntary manslaughter charges dropped in Penn State frat case

Former Penn State frat member no longer charged in hazing case: 'No winners here'

Charges came after the death of 19-year-old fraternity pledge Tim Piazza.
3 years ago
Former Penn State frat member no longer charged in hazing case: 'No winners here'

Judge to make key ruling in Penn State hazing trial

More than a dozen members of a now-banned Penn State fraternity are expected to find out today whether they will stand trial in the death of 19-year-old pledge Timothy Piazza.
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Judge to make key ruling in Penn State hazing trial

Penn State frat brother may have deleted video

State College Police Detective David Scicchitano testified that some surveillance footage from the Beta Theta Pi house, where Penn State student Tim Piazza fell down stairs and later died, appears to have been deleted.
3 years ago
Penn State frat brother may have deleted video

Crucial deleted video revealed in court for Tim Piazza case

Footage revealed of pledge Tim Piazza taking part in an alleged hazing ritual called "The Gauntlet" was deleted two days after his death.
3 years ago
Crucial deleted video revealed in court for Tim Piazza case

Penn State frat brother may have deleted basement video in hazing death, detective says

A detective said surveillance footage from the house of shuttered fraternity Beta Theta Pi house may have been deleted by one of the fraternity brothers.
3 years ago
Detective: Penn State frat brother may have deleted basement video in hazing death

Penn State frat brother may have deleted video

A detective testified in court Thursday that surveillance video had vanished.
3 years ago
Penn State frat brother may have deleted video

Father of Penn State hazing death victim expresses frustration with hearings

The family said lawyers suggested hazing was "an acceptable norm."
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Father of Penn State hazing death victim frustrated with hearings

Penn State hazing case: 'Excruciatingly difficult' for Piazzas to hear details in court, attorney says

Timothy Piazza, 19, died in February after a fall at the Beta Theta Pi house.
3 years ago
Penn State hazing case: 'Excruciatingly difficult' for victim's family to hear details in court

Ex-Penn State frat member's texts revealed in court

One former fraternity member charged in connection with the death of pledge Timothy Piazza, 19, allegedly texted his girlfriend after Piazza suffered an injury, "I don't want to go to jail for this."
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Ex-Penn State frat member's texts revealed in court

Ex-Penn State frat member's text: 'I don't want to go to jail for this'

Eighteen students are facing charges in connection with Timothy Piazza's death.
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Ex-Penn State frat member's text: 'I don't want to go to jail for this'

Alarming texts ex-Penn State frat member allegedly sent during hazing

Eighteen Penn State students are facing charges in connection with the death of Timothy Piazza after a campus fraternity pledge ceremony.
3 years ago
Alarming texts ex-Penn State frat member allegedly sent during hazing

Text messages released in Penn State involuntary manslaughter case

Text messages were released in court showing conversations between frat brothers after pledgee Timothy Piazza fell head first down a flight of stairs after an alleged hazing ritual called "the gauntlet."
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Text messages released in Penn State involuntary manslaughter case

Ex-Penn State fraternity members to return to court

The 18 former fraternity brothers will appear in court again to face charges in connection with the death of 19-year-old pledge Timothy Piazza, who fell down a flight of stairs after alleged hazing at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house.
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Ex-Penn State fraternity members to return to court

Penn State frat brothers charged in hazing death due back in court

The 18 former students will head back to court, where a judge will decide whether there is enough evidence for the case to go to trial.
3 years ago
Penn State frat brothers charged in hazing death due back in court

Penn State frat surveillance video from night of pledge's fatal injuries played in court

Eighteen students are facing charges in connection with Timothy Piazza's death.
3 years ago
Penn State frat surveillance video from night of pledge's fatal injuries played in court

Baseball league renames award in memory of Penn State frat pledge who died after fall

The award was presented to four winners this past weekend.
3 years ago
Baseball league renames award in memory of Penn State frat pledge who died after fall

Pretrial hearing for Penn State fraternity brothers accused of involuntary manslaughter and assault

Surveillance video from the night Tim Piazza died during an alleged hazing ritual was played in court.
3 years ago
Pretrial hearing for Penn State fraternity brothers accused of involuntary manslaughter and assault

Penn State frat video played in court

Eighteen students are facing charges in connection with Timothy Piazza's death.
3 years ago
Penn State frat video played in court

Ex-Penn State fraternity members due in court

Eighteen former fraternity members are due in court today as they face charges in the death of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza, who died after a night of heavy drinking and alleged hazing.
3 years ago
Ex-Penn State fraternity members due in court

Pretrial hearing for Penn State frat brothers charged with involuntary manslaughter and assault

A 19-year-old pledge Tim Piazza died in February after an alleged alcohol-fueled hazing ritual.
3 years ago
Pretrial hearing for Penn State frat brothers charged with involuntary manslaughter and assault

Hearing to take place in Penn State fraternity-hazing death

A court will hear arguments Monday on whether there is enough evidence against a dozen members of the now-banned fraternity to go to trial.
3 years ago
Hearing set in Penn State fraternity-hazing death

Penn State proposes new safety reforms after pledge's death

Eighteen students are facing charges in connection with Timothy Piazza's death.
3 years ago
Penn State proposes changes to Greek system after pledge's death

Penn State students' preliminary hearings pushed back to June in hazing death case

Preliminary hearings for the 18 Pennsylvania State University students charged in connection with the death of Timothy Piazza have been pushed back to June.
3 years ago
Penn State students' preliminary hearings pushed back to June in hazing death case

Penn State fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza's family called what happened a 'horror show'

Piazza's parents, brother and girlfriend open up about Piazza's life, his tragic alcohol-related death and his last moments.
3 years ago
Penn State fraternity pledge's family call his last moments a 'horror show'