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Closing arguments begin in hearing on Penn State frat death

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Closing arguments are underway on the sixth day of a hearing for 16 Penn State fraternity brothers charged in a pledge's death.

Charges against the members of the now-shuttered Beta Theta Pi house range from involuntary manslaughter to hazing. Two other students waived their right to a preliminary hearing on whether there's enough evidence for them to stand trial.

A live-in frat adviser testified Wednesday he didn't see the alcohol hazing or other events leading to the pledge's February death.

Tim Bream said he went to his room after watching the pledge ceremony and left for work the next morning without seeing Tim Piazza, of Lebanon, New Jersey. Bream is also the football team's head athletic trainer.

Piazza drank a dangerous amount of alcohol and fell repeatedly, suffering fatal injuries.