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Man charged in Penn State hazing death gets 2 years probation

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A former Penn State fraternity house manager charged in the hazing death of a pledge from Hunterdon County, New Jersey has learned his fate.

Braxton Becker, 23, was placed on two years probation for a hindering apprehension conviction related to the death of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza in 2017.

The Centre Daily Times reports Becker's attorney is vowing an appeal.

Becker was accused of deleting security camera footage after Piazza fell during a night of hazing and drinking.

Becker was acquitted of evidence tampering and obstruction, but convicted of hindering apprehension.


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