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Prosecutors refile some charges in Penn State frat death

VIDEO: Charges refiled in Piazza frat...

BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Criminal charges are being refiled in connection with the hazing death of Penn State student Timothy Piazza.

Eighteen students were initially charged in the February death of 19-year-old Piazza from Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

Piazza died after excessive drinking and a fall at the Beta Theta Pi frat house.

A judge threw out aggravated assault and involuntary manslaughter counts against eight of the defendants. 

Those were the most serious charges brought in the case.

Now, the commonwealth "resurrected every single count for involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault." The next step in the legal process isn't immediately clear.


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