Account highlights The DA says the FBI managed to recover video recording deleted by a good fraternity member
It shows Timothy Piazza was given 18 drinks in 82 minutes, officials say
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (CNN) Twelve more customers of Penn State’s Beta Theta Pi fraternity have been charged found in the loss of life of pledge Timothy Piazza after prosecutors were able to recover deleted surveillance video recording from the night of his death — video recording that presents the sophomore getting given at least 18 drinks in 82 moments.
Also as a result of the video, five fraternity members currently charged in the case face additional charges, Center County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said.
Nine customers already charged in the case face no new fees. It means a total of 26 fraternity customers are charged with many offenses stemming from Piazza’s death.
The brand new defendants face charges that include involuntary manslaughter, assault, hazing and furnishing alcohol to minors, all linked to additional alcohol hazing that prosecutors say was caught on cameras in the basement of the fraternity house in the Pennsylvania town of State College.
Piazza, 19, died after his first night pledging Beta Theta Pi, a fraternity that was first supposed to be alcohol-free as a result of a good suspension eight years ago. Surveillance footage previously played in court shows Piazza falling repeatedly, incorporating down a air travel of stairs, following the February 2 event.