BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) – The former house manager of a now-defunct Penn State fraternity where a pledge fell during a night of hazing and drinking and later died has been placed on two years’ probation on a hindering apprehension conviction.
Twenty-three-year-old Braxton Becker of Niskayuna, New York was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and do 100 hours of community service on the conviction stemming from the February 2017 death of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza of Lebanon, New Jersey.READ MORE: City Of Pittsburgh Closing Rialto Street So Crews Can Repair Steps
The Centre Daily Times reports that defense attorney Karen Muir has vowed an appeal.READ MORE: State Police Arrest 20-Year-Old Wanted For Arson, Domestic Assault
Becker, accused of deleting basement security camera footage, was convicted of hindering apprehension but acquitted of evidence-tampering and obstruction. Muir said her client “has learned a very hard, valuable lesson.”
Piazza’s death led to passage of a stricter state anti-hazing law.MORE NEWS: Carnegie Mellon University Reminding Students They Must Be Vaccinated For Upcoming Semester
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