LSU Police have made 10 arrests in the hazing death of LSU student Max Gruver. This comes as the East Baton Rouge Coroner’s office has released the toxicology report from Gruver’s autopsy. Gruver’s blood alcohol level was .495, which is six times the legal limit. Gruver also had THC, which is the mind-altering component of marijuana, in his bloodstream.
The LSU Police Department has issued arrest warrants for ten people in connection to the death of Phi Delta Theta pledge Max Gruver.
The individuals are Matthew Alexander Naquin, Zachary Castillo, Elliott Eaton, Patrick Forde, Sean Paul Gott, Zachary Hall, Ryan Isto, Hudson Kirkpatrick, Sean Pennison, and Nicholas Taulli.
Naquin is also charged with negligent homicide.
If found guilty of hazing, each would be expelled from the university, and would serve at least ten days in prison.
Matthew Alexander Naquin could be facing up to five years in prison if he is convicted of negligent homicide.
The Gruver death has resulted in new restrictions for fraternities and sororities at LSU. Phi Delta Theta has been kicked off of campus and Greek organizations have been restricted on what kinds of activities they could have. They have been barred from events such as tailgating and even meeting on campus.
The Advocate describes what police allege happened the night of Gruber’s death.
Gruver and other Phi Delta Theta pledges received a group text message Sept. 13 that “Bible Study” would take place that night at 10 p.m. at the chapter house, an exercise where pledges were asked questions about the fraternity and forced to drink if they answered incorrectly, according to an LSU Police search warrant filed in court last week.
LSU police said that several other interviews of witnesses “indicated that the pledges were forced to drink in excess.”