A judge has refused to reinstate involuntary manslaughter charges against five former Penn State fraternity members arrested in a pledge’s hazing-related death last year.
Prosecutors sought to appeal a magistrate’s decision to dismiss the most serious charges in the death of 19-year-old sophomore engineering student Tim Piazza of who died of severe head and abdominal injuries after falling several times at the house the night of a bid acceptance ceremony and party. Centre County President Judge Pamela Ruest ruled Wednesday that the lower court decision could not be appealed. However, she said that prosecutors are free to refile the charges.

Source: Local News