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Probe into camera erasure in Penn St frat death completed

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 9, 2017 6:26 PM
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Beta Theta Pi Fraternity house at Penn State

(Bellefonte) -- A prosecutor will announce next week the results of an investigation into the deletion of security camera footage at a Penn State fraternity house where a pledge was fatally injured in February after a hazing ritual.

Fourteen former members of the now-closed Beta Theta Pi fraternity face criminal charges in connection with the death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza of Lebanon, New Jersey.

Piazza died of a fractured skull and other injuries two days after drinking a dangerous amount of alcohol at a pledge ceremony and falling down basement stairs.

Footage retrieved from the frat's extensive system of security cameras captured many of the events that day. But prosecutors say a fraternity member erased key footage from a basement camera.

District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller plans a Monday afternoon press conference.

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