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Jim Piazza: ‘It’s Time To Man Up, Fellas’

Tim Piazza’s father Jim took to the podium following Centre County DA Stacy Parks Miller’s announcement of the new charges stemming from the emergence of the deleted basement video related to the death of his son.

Piazza, voice cracking trying to address the new information in the case with his wife Evelyn by his side, spoke on what the new charges now mean going forward.

“Well the catch-all argument is that we don’t know other than what was seen in the upstairs video,” Piazza said about the the state of the case leading up to this point. “Guess what guys? Now we know.”

17 former brothers, including 12 who weren’t initially charged back in May, were listed on Monday. Parks Miller refiled charges from the May after the judge dismissed the felonies moving forward. Another five brothers added involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault charges to the eight initially charged with those crimes.

Piazza talked about the “victim blaming” nature of the hearings that resulted initially in those most serious charges being dismissed.

“It’s time to man up, fellas, and be accountable for your actions,” Piazza said.

“If you did not commit the acts you did, then we wouldn’t be here today, and we’d be anxiously awaiting Tim’s return home for Thanksgiving on Friday.”

You can check out the statement in its entirety at the 23:30 mark of the video below.

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Gabriela is a junior majoring in print and digital journalism and Onward State's student life editor. She is from Norristown, PA, which she normally refers to as "30 minutes outside of Philadelphia" (she looked up the exact driving time). She enjoys Broadway musicals, neck pillows, and eating cereal at night. To contact Gabriela, e-mail her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @GabiStevenson if you want to feel young again.

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