After the death of 18-year-old LSU student Maxwell Gruver, 10 arrest warrants were issued by the police at Louisiana State University for 10 Phi Delta Theta members.
The ten members for whom police issued warrants are charged with hazing. One faces an additional charge of negligent homicide.
The fraternity is currently under investigation by the university and by their national office. Bob Biggs, the Executive Vice President and CEO of Phi Delta Theta General Headquarters, was quoted last month saying, “We’re committed to investigating this situation thoroughly. The chapter and any individuals who are found to have violated our policies will be held accountable.”
The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office determined that Gruver’s death was accidental and said it was caused by “acute alcohol intoxication with aspiration.” The death is being investigated as potential hazing.
LSU and the Phi Delta Theta nationals are handling this as best they can, and hopefully more will reveal itself as the investigation progresses..
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