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: Cuomo Not Stepping Down After Investigation Finds He Sexually Harassed Multiple Women
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: Gov. Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women In Violation Of State And Federal Law, AG Investigation Finds
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: Lawmakers Call On Cuomo To Resign Or Be Removed From Office In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Investigation
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