Pennsylvania State University fraternity brother Kordel Davis is speaking out after 18 of his fellow brothers have been charged in connection with the death three months ago of Beta Theta Pi pledge Timothy Piazza during a pledge ceremony.
On the morning of Feb. 3, police were called to the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house, where 19-year-old Piazza was found unconscious, about 12 hours after he fell down the stairs. The sophomore was hospitalized and pronounced dead in the early hours of Feb. 4, according to the Centre County, Pennsylvania, grand jury investigation report released on Friday.
On the night of Feb. 2, Piazza engaged in drinking as a part of a hazing ritual known as “The Gauntlet,” and his blood alcohol content reached between .28 and .36., according to the report.
“They made the pledges run from station to station drinking enormous amounts of beer,” explains Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller.