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Other alleged hazing incident.
That has turned into deadly results leading to charges against more than twenty members of a fraternity.
This is Northern Illinois University five face felony charges.
Police say nineteen year old freshman David.
-- -- -- Was found dead in the fraternity house after a night of heavy drinking blood alcohol level five times the legal limit in that young man.
So you have to wanna go with both -- -- it.
And doing whatever it is all the little girls told you until you find the -- -- but usually involves drinking and anywhere from two Favre -- aren't so -- or girl.
No criminal defense attorney Richard Roth -- look at this with me now -- studio good morning to you.
This was a ritual called parents night.
He had good you're going to learn about this it's crazy what they did apparently was a juniors and seniors -- good for -- would have the freshman who were.
And being Hayes go room to room asking they would be asked questions and every -- that answer question have to and they shot.
So they go room to room to room doing a shot a shot a shot we can imagine how many shots he actually did.
But the -- has 10s101520.
Rooms were talking about 101520 shots.
Several of the freshmen were left arm -- -- one of them actually died -- was a pretty.
Horrific experience five felonies and seventeen misdemeanors actually can a lot of times you hear about the charges on this but you don't hear about felonies very often.
Why in this case -- -- the pendulum has -- has swung too far like in the last case we just saw there have been a tremendous amount -- hazing problems in this country.
Texas CNN Youngstown -- had one.
And what they're doing now the reg dvd legislators if you will are in fifth 45 of the fifty states are actually coming up with felony charges.
Where if they don't get prior approval for the incident and if -- Condit is so outrageous so negligent -- so intentional.
That in fact there are statutes have been enacted to -- Actually hold the people and make them accountable on from Cornell University all the way to texting them is there evidence of intent to harm -- Have you found that yet the answer is -- -- evidence of intent to harm not to kill but they -- up.
Intend to get them drunk and it's violently drunk you need not show -- -- you can -- recklessness.
There's a reckless disregard for there.
Either mental or physical well being that is enough under these felony and the felony statute to many of the business stuff it is so what's happened is.
And the and the legislature potentially made it a little bit -- -- A lower burden a lesson -- -- from the standard to essentially stopped that pendulum -- you can't have these kids.
Just doing 152025.
Shots in a night without it being harmful to them -- if it is proven out has been reported that David knowingly and willingly.
Took part in this.
Drinking game if that holds up.
And is that factoring discharge while there is -- in cracked me up practically all the states there is no self there is no defense there is no arms.
Defense to add that I consented or I knew about it because all these kids wanna get the fraternity so it's not really applicable these instances.
They could be going to jail these kids' faces -- it's very sad what would be the penalty them.
-- elementary in a case like this could be generally one to three years.
Some may be probation but it could be a good year in jail if in fact be you know prosecutors get what they -- on her twenty year old student absolutely.
-- and rough and thrown out of the school except for high price to pay him more C how this unfolds here it's best to the family to.
The -- through this thank you Richard thank you OK Martha was.
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