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Advocate: Mrs. Gruver speaks out

FROM THE ADVOCATE (La.) Moments after former LSU student and fraternity member Matthew Naquin was found guilty in the 2017 hazing death of Max Gruver, members of Gruver’s family and the prosecution team spoke to reporters outside the courthouse.

Naquin was found guilty of negligent homicide Wednesday. Pending any possible appeals, sentencing could range in probation to up to five years in prison under that conviction.

He will be sentenced on Oct. 16.

“It won’t bring Max back… it’s not something we’re ever going to be happy about but at the same time it’s justice for our son and for the man who caused his death,” Max’s mother Rae Ann Gruver 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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