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Update: Florida State Andrew Coffey death–Clay Muehlstein


For the third time, Muehlstein is accused of violating the rules of his pre-trial release agreement. In at least two of the previous violations, Muehlstein was accused of drinking alcohol. He was also returned back into jail custody after getting into a fight at a Tallahassee bar in 2018.

Now, he is being held without bond in jail. He is due back in court on January 19, 2021.

Muehlstein is one of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity members still facing hazing charges in Coffey’s death. Luke Kluttz, Anthony Oppenheimer and Anthony Petagine are facing felony hazing charges.

In November 2017, Coffey, who was a Pi Kappa Phi pledge, died of alcohol poisoning during an off-campus fraternity party.

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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