Grand jury report on Penn State fraternity hazing anticipated at the moment


BELLEFONTE, Pa. (WPVI) —

A long-awaited grand jury report on hazing and excessive alcohol consumption at Penn State University fraternities will be released Friday.

The report will detail Greek life on campus. It was ordered in response to the death of Timothy Piazza at Beta Theta Pi.

Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller will hold a press conference in Bellefonte Friday morning to announce the grand jury’s report and recommendations.

Authorities say Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State sophomore from Lebanon, New Jersey, died in February as he pledged Beta Theta Pi.

Investigators say he was given at least 18 drinks in less than a 90-minute time period and died of a fractured skull and other injuries two days later after falling down some stairs.

No one called 911 until the next morning.

More than two dozen fraternity brothers have been charged in connection with the case.

Additional charges were filed after deleted video from inside the frat house basement was recovered by the FBI.

Since Piazza’s death, Penn State has taken measures to change the way Greek life on campus is run.
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