Judge dismisses hazing charges against Rider officials
Associated Press – August 28, 2007 10:54 AM ET
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Two Rider University officials no longer face charges stemming from the binge-drinking death of a fraternity pledge.
A judge today dismissed the aggravated hazing counts against Dean of Students Anthony Campbell and Greek Life Director Ada Badgley. The university’s president had defended the pair, who were placed on paid leave.
The prosecution told the judge there wasn’t enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the pair had any role in the incident.
LINK TO ANNOUNCEMENT and coverage at Trenton Times
Column by Hank Nuwer: Prediction at 8:40 a.m. Charges will be dropped and there will be an outcry from the public.