BELLEFONTE, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Former members of a Penn State fraternity are in court on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing on charges related to the alleged hazing death of a pledge.READ MORE: Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Involving Ocean City Beach Patrol Members Under Investigation
The hearing Tuesday before a district judge will determine if there’s enough evidence to send charges against several of the defendants in the case to county court for trial. It could last several days.
It’ll be the third preliminary hearing for the defendants and the fourth overall involving the death of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza, of Lebanon, New Jersey.
Piazza died of severe head and abdominal injuries after a bid acceptance ceremony at the Beta Theta Pi house in February 2017. Authorities say he consumed a dangerous amount of alcohol.READ MORE: Multiple Faiths Joining Forces To Combat Philadelphia's Rising Gun Violence
A video security system recorded much of what occurred that night.
Twenty-one members of the now-closed fraternity are facing various charges.
Two former members have pleaded guilty to hazing and alcohol-related charges. One was sentenced to house arrest in July as the other awaits sentencing.MORE NEWS: 2 Mothers, Babies Rushed To Hospital After Being Rescued From Burning Frankford Apartment Building, Officials Say
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