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Jury finds former student guilty in pledge's death

Jul. 17, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana jury on Wednesday convicted a former Louisiana State University student of negligent homicide in a fraternity pledge's drinking death during a hazing nearly two years ago. The six jurors took less than an hour to convict Matthew Naquin, 21, of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, in...

Trial: LSU frat ordered pledge to chug liquor before he died

Jul. 12, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State University student has testified Phi Delta Theta fraternity members ordered a pledge to chug hard liquor before he died. The Advocate reports Kwabena Kumi testified Thursday that Matthew Naquin was the apparent leader of the fraternity hazing event. Kumi says he...

Evidence of past alcohol use nixed in LSU hazing death trial

Jul. 3, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana State University student charged in the alcohol-related hazing death of a fraternity pledge isn't allowed to use the victim's history of alcohol and drug use as evidence. The Advocate reports the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday that evidence of victim...

Report: Texts show extent of alleged university hazing

Jun. 30, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The student had an exam on Monday. He needed to study but was also a new member of a fraternity at Miami University. He asked another fraternity member at the Southwest Ohio college what time they would be done with an event in March earlier this year. He was told it would last all night,...

Suspect in fraternity pledge's death says grand jury flawed

Jun. 25, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana State University student charged in the alcohol-related hazing death of a fraternity pledge wants his indictment thrown out because a computer glitch skewed the selection of the grand jury members. The Advocate reports that 21-year-old Matthew Naquin's attorney...

House owner sues Penn St. over ban of frat where pledge fell

Jun. 24, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The shuttered Penn State fraternity where a pledge suffered severe injuries during a night of drinking and hazing is suing the school, arguing the university banned it as a way to obtain the real estate. The corporation that owns the Beta Theta Pi house sued the school in federal...

University fraternity suspended until June 2021 for hazing

Jun. 20, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity has been suspended for the next two years following a university investigation of hazing. The Register-Guard reported Wednesday the local chapter of Epsilon Omega lost its recognition by the university and all...

Second US serviceman sentenced in Green Beret hazing death

Jun. 7, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Marine has been sentenced to four years in military prison for his role in the 2017 hazing-related death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa. News outlets report that Marine Staff Sergeant Kevin Maxwell Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday to charges including negligent homicide, hazing...

Mixed verdict reached in Penn State frat-fall death case

May. 30, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The former house manager of a Penn State fraternity where a pledge fell during a night of hazing and drinking and later died was convicted of hindering apprehension Thursday but acquitted of evidence tampering and obstruction. The Centre Daily Times reported a jury deliberated about...

UC Davis suspends marching band after reports of misconduct

May. 29, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Officials have suspended a university marching band following a newspaper investigation into allegations of hazing, binge drinking and sexual misconduct. The University of California, Davis Cal Aggie Marching Band was placed on interim suspension Wednesday , less than a week after the...