The Ithaca Journal reports that a judge on Tuesday acquitted Max Haskin, Ben Mann and Edward Williams of all charges in the February 2011 death of 19-year-old George Desdunes of Brooklyn.READ MORE: Small Plane Crash-Lands On Long Island After Experiencing Engine Failure
The men’s four-day bench trial ended May 24.
The three former Cornell fraternity pledges were accused of taking part in a hazing ritual during which Desdunes and another student were given cups of alcohol to drink.READ MORE: Suffolk Police: Franklyn Charles, 18, Charged In Crash That Killed Jennifer Figueroa, 30, In Wyandanch
Desdunes was found unconscious at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house in Ithaca with a blood alcohol content of .35 after the night of heavy drinking. He was later pronounced dead.
Authorities said he died from alcohol poisoning.
Desdunes’ mother filed a $25 million-dollar wrongful-death lawsuit against the national fraternity last June.MORE NEWS: Alec Baldwin Was Told Gun Was "Cold" Before Fatal Movie Set Shooting, Court Records Show
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