Freshman Michael Deng dies during hazing
The pledges were blindfolded with a backpack full of sand on their backs. They were trudging through a snow covered field while the frat brothers charged and tackled the pledges.
The highly unnecessary tackling resulted in Michael Deng hitting his head, causing him to blackout from the injury.
Of course, instead of doing the smart thing and immediately taking Deng to the hospital, the frat decided to cover their asses and give their president a call. President Andy Meng instructed them to conceal any Pi Delta Psi shit and to keep the frat out of it.
The group eventually brought Meng to the hospital, but he died shorty thereafter. The medical examiner stated that the delaying of bringing Meng in “significantly contributed” to his death.
Five charged with third-degree murder
37 members of the fraternity are being charged in connection with the death, 5 for third-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault, while the other 32 were hit with a slew of lesser charges.
In addition to the state filing criminal actions, the family is seeking a separate lawsuit against both the college and the fraternity.