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Timothy Piazza Hazing Death

Timothy Piazza Hazing Death

Five of those 12 are facing charges that include involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault. Parks Miller, who's leaving office at the end of the year, then refiled numerous charges.

The newly recovered basement video could be a game-changer in that it shows Piazza being served at least 18 drinks within one hour and 22 minutes from fraternity brothers, according to Parks Miller.

A bicyclist rides past Pennsylvania State University's shuttered Beta Theta Pi fraternity house Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in State College, Pa. Centre County, Pa., District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller announced Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, that more charges have been filed against fraternity brothers after investigators recovered deleted surveillance video footage recorded before the February 4, 2017, death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza, of Lebanon, N.J., after a night of heavy drinking.

Timothy Piazza, 19, of Lebanon, NJ, fell down a set of stairs and suffered fatal injuries in February after prosecutors said pledges were forced to down a risky amount of alcohol and were then made to run a "gauntlet" of booze-drinking stations.

"A young man died unnecessarily", District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller (center) told reporters.

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Any fraternity member seen on video serving alcohol to underage pledges were charged with hazing, furnishing to minor and unlawful acts relative to liquor, Parks Miller said.

Joshua Kurczewski, who also was charged with ten counts of hazing, eight counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and eight unlawful acts relative to liquor.

Becker now faces three charges: tampering with physical evidence, obstructing administration of law and hindering apprehension, according to the prosecutor's office.

Piazza's father, Jim Piazza, told ABC News today there is "no question" the basement surveillance video was intentionally deleted.

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Piazza family attorney Tom Kline called the video "the missing link".

The case against Beta has "fallen off the rails" in terms of scheduling, Parks Miller said, referring to the initial hearing against the fraternity brothers that stretched for several months over the summer. That night, after taking part in an alcohol-fueled hazing ritual known as the "Gauntlet", a heavily intoxicated Piazza was heard falling down the stairs.

Tmothy Piazza, 19, fell down a set of stairs and suffered fatal injuries at a fraternity house.

The grand jury document referenced other surveillance footage than the video recovered recently.

For several hours, members of the fraternity appeared to take half-hearted and even counterproductive measures to tend to their injured friend, pouring liquid on him and strapping on a loaded backpack to prevent him from rolling over and choking on vomit. They dumped water on his face and slapped him in an apparent attempt to wake him, to no avail.

The saga of Tim Piazza's untimely death continues.

He died a day later of traumatic brain injuries.

Earlier this year, the most serious charges against Beta brothers were dropped, leading one to state "the judge got it right".

Jim Piazza's message for college students is, "If you are potentially one of the people that are about to get hazed, just walk away".


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