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Cal Poly students receive light punishment in Carson Stuckey hazing death


Haithem Ibrahim, 21, of Lafayette, and Zacary Weston Ellis, 23, of San Luis Obispo, entered their pleas of no contest to misdemeanor hazing causing death before San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Michael Duffy. They both initially were charged with felony hazing.

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By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; 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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