Video expected to be shown in Penn State pledge's death case

Prosecutors played about three hours of the chilling video captured by the fraternity's own security cameras. Bernlohr said Piazza tripped over two sorority members, causing him to fall down the stairs.

Nobody called 911 until about 12 hours after Piazza's first fall. The Beta Theta Pi fraternity - which has since been barred from Penn State - is facing charges including involuntary manslaughter and hazing.

Prosecutors said Piazza's blood alcohol content was four times the adult legal limit when he fell down the stairs of the Beta Theta Pi house in February.

Defense attorneys attempted to keep the video from being played, arguing that they had not been given the chance to see the full 13 hours of video recorded in relation to the case. His eyes are closed and his legs and arms are visibly rigid, State College Police Det.

Charges include: involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, simple assault, tampering with evidence, recklessly endangering another person, hazing and furnishing alcohol to minors, as previously reported by The Daily Collegian. The judge ordered a continuance as the trial was nearing its eleventh hour. Two others charged in the case waived their rights to a preliminary hearing.

An early attempt by the attorneys to have the preliminary hearings severed was denied by District Judge Allen Sinclair, who presided over the hearing.

Kline said the Piazza's will be at the next hearing.

Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller showed no signs of stopping her questioning at around 6:30 p.m. One comment in particular drew the ire of Piazza's family. Almost 12 hours passed before anyone called for an ambulance, the grand jury presentment said. His attorney, Leonard Ambrose, denies Sala had any contact with Piazza that night and he says the chapter advisor - a Penn State employee - should be held more responsible. "We are highly offended by the insensitivity displayed given the severity of the crimes committed and ultimate outcome".

"Joking among themselves. Kidding among themselves". Their lawyers says it's a part of the process no parent wants to be a part of. Jim Piazza held his head in his hands and sobbed as prosecutors showed pictures of his son in the hospital.

Lawyers for the victim's family described the video as "gruesome".

"This was no drinking party". They pointed out that the defense does not have access to the video yet and only portions of it were shown in court Monday.

"I was underwhelmed by evidence that was presented", Engle said. Michael Engle, who represents Gary Dibileo, said he did not hear anything presented Monday that linked his client to Timothy's death. "We have a lot more to go".

Joseph Ems Jr., 20, of Philadelphia: Reckless endangerment. His blood-alcohol measured at a unsafe level. As time goes by you can see Piazza staggering and later unconscious in a room.

In reference to the charges against the fraternity brothers, Piazza's father said he would be "good with 20 years".

A man clobbered protesters with a bike lock at a Berkeley rally, police say.

The fraternity members and their respective attorneys appeared in a full courtroom scene Monday. "He is dead weight", he said, also noting he had a bruise on his abdomen.

As the evening wears on the video jumps to Piazza lying in a fetal position on the ground, rolling around. He got up, trying to get to the front door, but fell and hit his head on the door. The Internet went looking for him. Additional texts discussed deleting group messages so evidence would not be found on Piazza's phone. He posted it to Snapchat and later deleted it, Scicchitano testified. They let him suffer for 12 hours. One of them tries to pull his fingers apart.

Penn state president Eric Barron also promised strict monitoring of all social events.

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