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Hearing in Penn State Pledge's Deadly Fall to Resume Next Month

Hearing into Beta Theta Pi pledge Timothy Piazza's death to resume July 10



    Father Speaks Out After Penn State Hazing Death Hearing

    James Piazza, whose 19-year-old son Timothy died after a night of extreme binge drinking at a now-shuttered Penn State fraternity house, testifies at a hearing for the frat brothers facing various charges for their alleged roles in the pledge's death. (Published Friday, Sept. 1, 2017)

    A preliminary hearing will continue next month for 16 members of a Penn State fraternity charged in connection with the death of a pledge who died after a drunken fall.

    Eighteen Beta Theta Pi members and the fraternity itself are charged because of the death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza, of Lebanon, New Jersey.

    Two fraternity brothers waived the hearing that began Monday with 11 hours of testimony. Online court records show it will continue July 10 and 11.

    Centre County prosecutors say Piazza was directed to drink heavily before he fell several times. Help wasn't called until the next morning, and Piazza later died of traumatic brain injuries.

    Family of Timothy Piazza Breaks Silence

    [PHI] Family of Timothy Piazza Breaks Silence

    The family of a Penn State student who died after a fraternity event is now speaking out. Timothy Piazza died after falling down stairs and hitting his head several times.

    (Published Monday, May 15, 2017)

    Some defendants face charges of aggravated assault and involuntary manslaughter. Others are accused of less serious crimes.