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The trial will begin on Feb. 6 and is expected to last until March 6.
The eight defendants are among 24 still facing charges in connection with the February 2017 death of Penn State fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza, who sustained fatal injuries after falling during an alcohol-fueled initiation event prosecutors have described as hazing.
Tim Bream, the former live-in adviser for Beta Theta Pi fraternity, will not face a perjury charge for his testimony at a preliminary hearing in the case.
Ryan Burke pleaded guilty to hazing and alcohol charges for his role in Tim Piazza's death on Wednesday.
He would be the first defendant in the case to plead guilty to charges for playing a role in the alcohol-fueled fraternity initiation event that led to Piazza's death.
The charges against Braxton Becker and Joshua Kurczewski, stemming from the February 2017 death of fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza, were among 45 counts against 12 defendants dismissed by District Judge Steven Lachman.
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