HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors are reinstating some of the dismissed charges against members of a now-closed Penn State fraternity for actions related to the death of a pledge after a night of drinking and hazing.
The new charges were filed Friday, nearly two months after a judge threw out aggravated assault and involuntary manslaughter counts against eight defendants. Those were the most serious charges brought in the case, and at least some are being refiled.READ MORE: New Study Says Vaccines Only Slightly Reduce Risk Of Getting Long COVID
The next step in the legal process isn’t immediately clear.READ MORE: Schools In Philadelphia, South Jersey Evaluating Security Measures Following Texas School Shooting
Eighteen students were initially charged in the February death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza, of Lebanon, New Jersey. Cases against four were tossed altogether.
Piazza died of a fractured skull, damaged spleen and other injuries after drinking a dangerous amount of alcohol at a Beta Theta Pi pledge ceremony.MORE NEWS: More Than 100 Philadelphia Middle Schoolers Demand Pennsylvania Lawmakers To Vote On Gun Control Measures
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