Prosecutor wants charges dropped in fraternity hazing case

Aug. 28, 2007
Two Rider University administrators were charged in connection with drinking death of freshman.

The Mercer County, N.J., prosecutor has asked a judge to drop charges of aggravated hazing against two Rider University officials in a case involving the drinking death of a fraternity pledge. Anthony Campbell, the dean of students, and Ada Badgley, the campus director of Greek life, were indicted by a grand jury earlier this month in connection with the death of the pledge, Gary DeVercelly, 18, of Long Beach, Calif. Three Rider students were also charged. The pledge, a freshman, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.426 percent, or more than five times the legal limit for driving, when he was pronounced dead March 30.

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