NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A fraternity and its former president are liable for the death of a Baruch College student back in 2013, a court ruled Thursday.
Chun “Michael” Deng, 19, died of blunt force trauma during a hazing ritual at a rented house in the Poconos.READ MORE: FBI Says Body Found In Grand Teton National Park Believed To Be Gabby Petito
Police said he was blindfolded, forced to walk through a crowd wearing a backpack filled with 30 pounds of sand, and then repeatedly tackled. He hit his head on the ground and was knocked unconscious.READ MORE: Public School 79 In East Harlem To Remain Closed Due To COVID-19 Cluster; Remote Learning In Place Until Sept. 28
Authorities said Pi Delta Psi fraternity members called their president, Andy Meng, for advice, but did not immediately take Deng to a hospital.MORE NEWS: NYC Restaurant Owners Sound Off On Vaccine Mandate
Four members pleaded guilty in the case.