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Former Beta Theta Pi Member Scheduled To Enter Guilty Plea In Piazza Case

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.

Charges Refiled Against Two Beta Theta Pi Brothers

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.

Judge Denies Appeal Of Beta Theta Pi Dismissed Involuntary Manslaughter Charges

The Office of the Attorney General said it will continue to push for this case to be heard by a higher court, but did not specify what its next move would be.

Jim Piazza Not Pushing To Abolish Greek Life, Seeks Nationwide Reform

"Our son’s face, and the faces of other young men whose lives were lost to a similar fate, are recognizable — for all the wrong reasons. We need reform. What happened in 2017 must never happen again."

Piazza Family ‘Dismayed’ By Dismissal Of Braxton Becker’s Tampering Charges

"The Piazzas are hopeful that the Attorney General will file an appeal so that all individuals will be held fully responsible for their misconduct and so that dangerous and potentially lethal hazing will be deterred in the future."

Elissa Hill

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Releases Statement After Latest Beta Theta Pi Hearing Decision

“We are in the process of reviewing the judge’s decision to determine next steps, and are pleased that 11 more defendants we charged will be headed to trial.”

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