LSU Students to be Arrested in Connection to Max Gruver's Death

10 LSU students to be arrested in Phi Delta Theta investigation

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Police at Louisiana State University have issued arrest warrants for 10 Phi Delta Theta members as they investigate whether a fraternity hazing led to the death of a freshman student.

Following Gruver's death, the university suspended all Greek life on campus indefinitely pending the results of the investigation.

Eight of the suspects are LSU understudies and were dynamic individuals from the crew, as indicated by college representative Ernie Ballard.

Fraternity pledges told investigators they received a group text that there would be a "Bible Study" at the house on September 13, according to search warrants acquired by TigerTV.

The national Phi Delta Theta organization removed the charter of the L.S.U. chapter on September 18, after its inquiry into Gruver's death "uncovered enough information to conclude that some chapter members were in violation of established risk management policies, including our Alcohol Free Housing policy". An autopsy report revealed Gruver had an highly-elevated blood alcohol level and traces of THC, the chemical found in marijuana, in his system.

A witness told police that Gruver was "highly intoxicated" when fraternity members laid him on a couch and left the house sometime early on September 14.

"The death of Maxwell Gruver was tragic and untimely", Alexander said. Around 11 a.m., members found Gruver still on the couch with a weak pulse, police said. Two individuals drove him to a doctor's facility, where he passed on soon thereafter. "Bible Study" meant that pledges at the Phi Delta Theta house had to drink if they incorrectly answered questions about the fraternity, LSU police said in affidavits filed in court last month. Investigators seized a cellphone belonging to the fraternity member who sent the group text message about the "Bible Study" session.

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