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Penn State frat members appear in court in pledge's death


BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Eight more members of a Penn State University fraternity made their first court appearance Tuesday and were released on bail to await trial on charges stemming from the death of a pledge after an alcohol-fueled hazing ritual.

A Pennsylvania judge arraigned the defendants and set bail at $50,000, but they did not have to post any money.

The members of Beta Theta Pi face a range of charges. Ten other fraternity members who face more serious charges were arraigned Friday.

Five of the defendants in court Tuesday are accused of evidence tampering. Two are accused of hazi...

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