BELLEFONTE — While 18 former Beta Theta Pi fraternity members face charges for their alleged roles in the death of Timothy Piazza, at least one defense lawyer is raising a different question: “Where are Trilogy girls in this courtroom?”
Video footage from the night of Piazza’s bid acceptance show that members of Trilogy — a female organization, which lead detective David Scicchitano described as a “defunct sorority” — were also present when the late Penn State sophomore suffered a fatal fall.
Ted Simon, attorney for Luke Visser, asked Scicchitano if he was aware of any of the Trilogy members bringing alcohol to the fraternity house that night — alcohol that Piazza may have consumed during the social.
Visser, a freshman, is facing eight charges including involuntary manslaughter. According to court documents, Visser worked a drinking station in the “gauntlet” hazing ritual where Piazza consumed alcohol on Feb. 2.
Scicchitano said there was no evidence indicating that the females brought any alcohol to the residence.