Last Friday, May 5, a fraternity and 18 students at Penn State were charged with crimes stemming from the death of sophomore Timothy Piazza at a fraternity pledge night in February. The Beta Theta Pi fraternity along with eight students are charged with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes. The remaining 10 defendants are charged with various crimes including hazing, tampering with evidence, and furnishing alcohol to a minor. Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller announced the charges at a press conference on Friday. (I met DA Miller while covering the Jerry Sandusky trial and will be interviewing her later in the week.) Her office provided copies of the 81-page report and recommendation of the grand jury as well as the 210-page Criminal Complaints that preceded the grand jury report. Both documents are now posted on the Documents page under…

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