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37 fraternity males implicated in death of a Baruch pledge in Poconos

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More than 30 people were charged — including some with criminal homicide — in connection with the death of Chun “Michael” Deng, 19, a Baruch College student who died after a hazing incident in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania.

Five people and Pi Delta Psi Fraternity Inc. were charged with criminal homicide, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, simple assault, hindering apprehension, hazing and criminal conspiracy, the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department said today.

Twenty-seven people were charged with hindering apprehension, hazing and criminal conspiracy, police said.

Three people were charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, hindering apprehension, hazing and criminal conspiracy, and two people were charged with simple assault, hindering apprehension, hazing and criminal conspiracy, police said.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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