Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Defense Lawyers Question PSU Trainer's Role in Fraternity Death

Defense Lawyers Question PSU Trainer's Role in Fraternity Death

The judge in the Penn State fraternity hazing case has issued a contempt hearing for assistant athletic director Tim Bream, listed as the Nittany Lions' head football trainer. Piazza died two days later of a head injury, a ruptured spleen, and a collapsed lung.

In February, Piazza fell down a flight of stairs at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house.

"This judge deserves to hear from Bream", said Kline.

No conclusion was reached during the fifth day of preliminary hearings in the Beta Theta Pi case - if anything, the examinations and testimonies raised more questions.

Parks Miller said that there could be additional charges following the investigation into the deleted footage.

"If you have evidence the he had a bigger role, we're all ears", Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said, according to pennlive".

Bream has not been charged in the case.

Attorneys for other brothers said that their clients would have expected Bream to be supervising pledge activities since he was the adult and their clients were "adolescents". Heimer is accused of purchasing the alcohol used in the hazing. David Scicchitano knew Bream approved The Gauntlet, stating it was not relevant because Bream had not been charged with any crime, pennlive reported.

Some face charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault, while others face less serious allegations that include evidence tampering and alcohol violations.

He testified Friday that he gave the Federal Bureau of Investigation surveillance equipment from the house in hopes that the agency can recover what he suspects is intentionally deleted footage from the fraternity house basement.

The person suspected of deleting the footage hasn't been named.

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