News from the PSU Collegian
Beta Theta Pi corporation was charged with one count of Involuntary Manslaughter, 50 counts of Hazing and 48 counts of Furnishing Alcohol to Minors and Unlawful Acts Relative to Liquor. No bail was set against the fraternity. Involuntary Manslaughter carries a maximum penalty of five years.
Michael Angelo Schiavone, the Vice president of Risk Management was charged with 14 counts of recklessly endangering another person and 14 counts of hazing. He also received 12 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and 12 counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor.
Lars Kenyon received 14 counts of recklessly endangering another person and 14 counts of hazing. He also received 12 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and 12 counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor.
Kordel Davis, who was dismissed by fellow brothers after telling them to call 911 the night of Piazza’s fall, appeared on Good Morning America Monday recounting the night’s events.
Kenyon texted Davis that “No one likes him,” according to Parks Miller, who asked that behavior end now.
Ryan McCann, Lucas Rockwell, Braxton Becker, Ryan Foster and Fraternity Vice President Ed Gilmartin, all received individual tampering with evidence charges.
Each received charges for cleaning up after the Feb. 2 party, deleting text messages or attempting to dress Piazza.
Tampering with evidence carries a two year maximum penalty.
Joseph Ems received a reckless engagement charge for allegedly striking Piazza in the abdomen, possibly injuring his spleen further, according to court documents.