10 people arrested in LSU hazing incident, court documents detail alleged abuse

10 people arrested in LSU hazing incident, court documents detail alleged abuse

10 people arrested in LSU hazing incident, court documents detail alleged abuse

The 18-year-old LSU student who died of an alcohol overdose in a fraternity hazing incident was forced to drink more than the other frat pledges that night, according to police reports.

A 20-year-old MA man faces misdemeanor charges along with nine of his fraternity brothers in the Louisiana death of a pledge pressured to recklessly overdrink, reports NECN.

Phi Delta Theta said the suspects have been removed from the fraternity.

East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Beau Clark ruled the death an accident, concluding that Gruver died of acute alcohol intoxication, with aspiration: He had inhaled vomit and other fluid into his lungs, the AP reported.

Zachary Hall was "mostly asleep" during the hazing, Hall's attorney, David Bourland of Baton Rouge, La., told the Observer. "He did not do anything that could have contributed to this unfortunate, tragic accident". He was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, where hospital staff pronounced him dead.

Naquin is the only one charged with negligent homicide, which is punishable by up to five years in prison.

John McLindon, a lawyer for Naquin, declined to comment on these charges "out of respect for (Gruver's) family".

"Let's just wait until the evidence comes in", he said. Other individuals also could face charges in the case, Moore added. Another said he warned Naquin and the other member to "slow it down" several times, to no avail.

Hazing is a misdemeanor crime, but it could result in expulsion from LSU and up to 30 days in jail for the suspects. The fraternities will not be allowed to hold chapter-affiliated events during the suspension.

As Maxwell Gruver was initiated into the frat, he was squirted with hot sauce and mustard, investigators said.

Police also obtained a warrant to examine Gruver's phone so they could see who he called or texted before his death.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards asked the state's higher-education leaders to review campus policies on hazing, alcohol and drugs.

Authorities said Gruver and other fraternity pledges gathered on September 13th at the frat house for what was called 'Bible Study, ' a drinking game where pledges were forced to drink alcohol for every incorrect answer they gave about the fraternity.

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