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Judge drops most serious charges and many others against Penn State frat brothers in Tim Piazza’s death

March 28, 2018 GMT

By Staff

BELLEFONTE — A district judge on Tuesday for a second time threw out involuntary manslaughter charges against Pennsylvania State University fraternity brothers related to the February 2017 hazing death of sophomore pledge Tim Piazza.

Ending a three-day preliminary hearing, judge Allen Sinclar also dismissed dozens of other charges against the fraternity members. For some of the 11 members, all charges have been dismissed. Members faced more than 300 charges in the death, including reckless endangerment, conspiracy to commit hazing and furnishing alcohol to minors.

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