Troubling New Details Emerge Surrounding Penn State Hazing That Killed Pledge (Pic)
Surveillance cameras at the Beta Theta Pi house have revealed some troubling facts surrounding the hazing-related death of Timothy Piazza at Penn State. The footage shows that the victim’s skin had actually changed from a normal, healthy color to a deep gray by the time police were finally called in the morning.
The remarkably weird change occurred after he had drunkenly fallen down the stairs earlier in the night. The next morning, following the 911 call, Piazza was pronounced dead as “the direct result of traumatic brain injuries.”
Also, text messages between fraternity brothers reveal other illicit behavior that night, including the fabled elephant walk:
Piazza had been put through an obstacle course containing many drinks over the course of the night.
According to the Daily Mail:
Piazza was carried upstairs after the fall, appearing unconscious. During the night Piazza was slapped in the face, slammed onto a couch and hit in the abdomen by fraternity members. After 3 a.m., Piazza tried to stand but he fell, hitting his head on the floor. A fraternity brother attempted to shake him but then left the room. Shortly before 4 a.m., Piazza again tried to stand but fell face down on the floor.
At about 5 a.m., Piazza stood and then fell head first into an iron railing, landing on a stone floor. “He gets up again and attempts to go to the front door, but before he reaches it he falls head first into the door,” the grand jury report says.
Eighteen students currently face charges for the pledge’s death, ranging from manslaughter to hazing.