Crime Ten Arrested in Hazing Death at LSU Fraternity

19:15  11 october  2017
19:15  11 october  2017 Source:   NBC News

Drinking game may have preceded fraternity pledge's death

  Drinking game may have preceded fraternity pledge's death A Louisiana State University fraternity pledge may have been forced to drink to excess during a game or initiation ritual called "Bible Study" on the night before his death last month, according to newly released police reports. "Bible Study" meant that pledges at the Phi Delta Theta house had to drink if they incorrectly answered questions about the fraternity during a gathering the night before 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver died, LSU police said in affidavits filed in court Monday.A witness told police that Gruver was "highly intoxicated" when fraternity members laid him on a couch and left the house sometime early on Sept.

Arrest warrants for 10 members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity were issued Wednesday in connection with the hazing death of an 18-year-old Louisiana State University student According to WAFB, two of the students arrested — Gott and Forde — are not currently enrolled as LSU students.

BATON ROUGE, La. — Ten people will be arrested on hazing charges in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge after a night of drinking, LSU officials said Wednesday. One of the 10 suspects, Matthew Alexander Naquin

Image: Maxwell Gruver © Maxwell Gruver Image: Maxwell Gruver Ten people have been charged in connection with the hazing death of a fraternity pledge at Louisiana State University, authorities said Wednesday.

Matthew Alexander Naquin, 19. was hit with the most serious charge — negligent homicide, the LSU Police Department said in a statement. He and nine others were also charged with hazing.

All but two of the suspects are currently enrolled in LSU and are active members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, a police spokesman said. Suspects Patrick Forde, 20, and Sean Paul Gott, 21, are not currently enrolled at LSU but have ties to the frat.

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(AP) — Ten people will be arrested on hazing charges in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge after a night of drinking, LSU officials said Wednesday.

Ten people will be arrested on hazing charges in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge after a night of drinking, LSU officials said Wednesday.

The arrests came almost a month after Maxwell Gruver, an 18-year-old prospective Phi Delta Theta member, died after what police called a "potential hazing incident."

An autopsy later revealed that Gruver died of "acute alcohol intoxication with aspiration" and had a blood alcohol level of .495 at the time of his death — more than six times the legal intoxication level in most states.

Police identified the other suspects as: Zachary Castillo, 19; Elliott Eaton, 20; Zachary Hall, 21; Ryan Isto, 18; Hudson Kirkpatrick, 19; Sean Pennison, 21; and 19-year-old Nicholas Taulli.

All are in the process of being booked at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, the spokesman said.

In the wake of Gruver's death, all Greek activities at the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based university were suspended and Phi Delta Theta shuttered the LSU chapter after determining that some of its members had violated the organization's alcohol-free housing policy.

Although Phi Delta Theta also has a blanket anti-hazing policy, NBC reported that dozens of chapters have been disciplined for breaking that and other rules since 2000. Other chapters have stirred up controversy with sexually or racially insensitive stunts.

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