LSU fraternity pledge died during 'Bible study'; 10 brothers arrested

Zachary Hall 21 booked with hazing

Zachary Hall 21 booked with hazing

One pledge said Gruver was "made to" take at least 10-12 "pulls" of 190-proof Diesel, while other pledges had to drink less of the hard liquor, according to the report.

The night of September 13, fraternity members called a "Bible Study" for pledges in which they lined them up against a wall in the fraternity house, asked them questions about the fraternity, and forced them to drink 190-proof alcohol called "Diesel" each time they answered a question wrong.

The other nine individuals had bonds posted at $5,000.

The arrest warrants paint a despairingly similar story of fraternity hazing - a fraternity pledge event where new recruits are told to drink excessively with fatal consequences.

Fraternity members hazed pledges and made them participate in a drinking game where they had to drink if they answered quiz questions wrong, according to LSU police reports. Clark said Gruver's alcohol level was.495 at the time of his death. The legal blood-alcohol limit for driving in Louisiana is 0.08 percent.

The 10 men arrested on hazing counts Wednesday by LSU police in the death of fraternity pled... The hazing charges against all 10 suspects, whose ages range from 18 to 21, are misdemeanors.

LSU Media Relations Director Ernie Ballard provided a statement on behalf of LSU President F. King Alexander.

Gruver's fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, has an alcohol-free housing policy, according to NBC. His cause of death was "acute ethanol intoxication with aspiration", The Times reported, citing the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office. He ruled the death an accident.

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Witnesses told police that the club's promises were compelled to toast abundance on the night prior to Gruver's demise, amid an amusement or start custom called "Book of scriptures Study" that expected vows to drink in the event that they mistakenly addressed inquiries concerning the crew.

A witness told police that Gruver was "highly intoxicated" when fraternity members laid him on a couch and left the house sometime early on September 14. Around 11 a.m., individuals discovered Gruver still on the lounge chair with a frail heartbeat, police said. Two people drove him to a hospital, where he died later that day.

Naquin was charged with negligent homicide in the case.

"Let's just wait until the evidence comes in", he told the AP.

On Wednesday, Bourland also told reporters that Hall didn't provide anyone with alcohol the night Gruver died and remains in a "deep depression" over his friend's death, "but my client did not violate any law or code of conduct at LSU", the Associated Press reported.

A misdemeanor hazing charge results in a fine between $10 to $100, and between 10 to 30 days in prison. Several fraternity members said they had checked on Gruver "throughout the night", police said. Investigators seized a cellphone belonging to the fraternity member who sent the group text message about the "Bible Study" session.

Police executed court orders at the club house and at Gruver's apartment.

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