Fraternity found liable for hazing death at University of Texas

Oct. 24, 2008
Freshman pledge of Sigma Alpha Epsilon died 2 years

A judge has ordered the national and University of Texas chapters of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity to pay $16.2 million to the parents of a freshman pledge who fell to his death two years ago after he was subjected to what authorities said was hazing. The fraternity must pay each of the parents of Marietta, Ga., native Tyler Cross $2.5 million for mental anguish and nearly $81,000 for funeral expenses, as well as additional damages. The judge issued the order after the national and local SAE chapters failed to respond to a lawsuit filed in September.

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