Grand jury report due on fraternity culture at Penn State

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 15, 2017 8:47 AM

Centre County district attorney Stacy Parks Miller tells reporters all the fraternity members are accomplices in the death of Timothy Piazza. (Courtesty of Emily Reddy/WPSU).

(Bellefonte) --  A grand jury's report in the wake of a pledge's drinking death is expected to shed light into the fraternity culture at Penn State University.

Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller is slated to discuss the panel's report and recommendations later today.

Twenty-six people face criminal charges related to the February 4th death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza of Lebanon, New Jersey.

His death occurred two days after he suffered a series of falls and consumed a dangerous amount of alcohol during a pledge bid night at the Penn State chapter of Beta Theta Pi.

Some fraternity members face charges that could result in prison terms, while others are accused of hazing and alcohol violations.

A judge is deciding whether to let prosecutors pursue dismissed charges in the case.

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