BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A police detective is on the stand for a third day in a preliminary hearing for a Penn State fraternity and 16 members accused in the death of a pledge.
State College Police Detective Dave Scicchitano is being cross-examined by defense attorneys Tuesday in a hearing to determine if there's enough evidence to send the case to county court for trial.
Lawyers for members of now-shuttered Beta Theta Pi are asking Scicchitano about his investigation into the February death of Tim Piazza after a night of heavy drinking.
The fraternity and some of the members are accused of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault, while others face less serious charges.
Piazza, a resident of Lebanon, New Jersey, ingested a dangerous amount of alcohol and was injured in a series of falls.
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