The New York Supreme Court has awarded the parents of a Plattsburgh State University student who died during a hazing ritual,Â more than one million dollars in damages.
The parents of Walter Jennings filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the outlawed fraternity Psi Epsilon Chi and 14 former members. He died four years ago of water intoxication while pledging for the frat.
The court ordered one of the frat brother,Â John Burnius,Â to pay the family $1.5 millionÂ dollars in punitive damages.
13 other frat members settled with Jennings’ family out of court for undisclosed amounts.