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

He said only two or three of those arrested were involved in the September 14 hazing death of Phi Delta Theta pledge Maxwell Gruver, an 18-year-old freshman from Roswell, Ga. One of the pledges told police "he could hear Gruver messing up the Greek alphabet and Naquin tell him to drink", NBC News reports.

Ten young men have been charged in the death of an 18-year-old freshman at Louisiana State University after the teen died following a hazing incident.

One of the students, Matthew Alexander Naquin from Boerne, Texas, is also being charged with negligent homicide. The legal blood-alcohol limit for driving in Louisiana is 0.08 percent.

Now, 10 current or former students at LSU have been charged in his death, The New York Times reported. He said every one of the 10 are required to be imprisoned Wednesday once they hand themselves over to LSU police. The hazing charges against all 10 suspects, whose ages range from 18 to 21, are misdemeanors.

After the deadly incident, LSU President F. King Alexander issued a statement saying, "Hazing is unsafe, irresponsible and unacceptable". Maxwell Gruver's family will mourn his loss for the rest of their lives, and several other students are now facing serious consequences - all due to a series of poor decisions.

The fraternity also dissolved its chapter at LSU, stating that its members violated the organization's alcohol-free housing policy. He ruled the death an accident.

Gruver was made to play a question-and-answer game referred to as "bible study" in which he had to drink from a bottle if he answered a question wrong, The Times reported, citing an arrest warrant.

A witness told police that Gruver was "highly intoxicated" when fraternity members laid him on a couch and left the house sometime early on September 14.

"It's baffling", Bourland said of police arresting Hall. Two individuals drove him to a doctor's facility, where he passed on soon thereafter.

The other suspects are Zachary Castillo, 19; Elliott Eaton, 20; Zachary Hall, 21; Hudson Kirkpatrick, 19; Sean Pennison, 21; Nicholas Taulli, 19; and Ryan Isto, 18. Gott and Forde aren't enrolled at LSU, according to Ballard.

Naquin was charged with negligent homicide in the case. All were cleared of the felony charges against them.

"Let's just wait until the evidence comes in", he told the AP. Hall, a junior who lived at the fraternity house, is in a "deep depression" over his friend's death, his attorney said.

Hazing is a misdemeanor crime, but it could result in expulsion from LSU and up to 30 days in jail for the suspects. Several fraternity members said they had checked on Gruver "throughout the night", police said. Examiners grabbed a cellphone having a place with the clique part who sent the gathering instant message about the "Book of scriptures Study" session.

Police executed search warrants at the fraternity house and at Gruver's dorm room. Among the things seized from the club house were a duffel pack loaded with brew jars, containers of alcohol, a glass smoking funnel, a "promise test", cleaning supplies and two strands of white tied rope, as indicated by a court order return. The fraternities will not be allowed to hold chapter-affiliated events during the suspension.

"Agents additionally discovered that there were a few instant messages sent about (Gruver's) condition", the affirmation said.