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Parents’ suit alleges daughter Bea Castro died from hazing at Cal-Fullerton

Bea Castro, allegedly died during hazing

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Parents of a 19-year-old woman who died of alcohol poisoning are suing her sorority and Cal State Fullerton, claiming her death was due to hazing.

The Orange County Register says the parents of Bea Castro filed the negligence and wrongful death suit this week.

The suit says Castro was forced to drink large amounts of alcohol last March during an initiation for the Chi Sigma Phi sorority. The suit claims some of the drinking occurred on campus.

Castro was found unresponsive at a home in nearby Garden Grove. She was pronounced dead at a hospital from acute ethanol intoxication.

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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