PA Case Shows Prosecutors Take College Deaths Seriously

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After downing a dangerous amount of alcohol and suffering internal injuries during a fraternity hazing, a Penn State sophomore died. Not long ago, the story might have ended there. Instead, prosecutors filed criminal charges against 18 students in the death of Timothy Piazza. The case is the latest evidence of the harder line prosecutors have started taking when initiation rituals end in death from alcohol or physical abuse, the New York Times Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!