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Former fraternity leader convicted of negligent homicide in hazing death of pledge

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Posted at 12:04 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 16:38:52-04

A Baton Rouge jury has found Matthew Naquin guilty of negligent homicide in the hazing death of a pledge, WBRZ reports.

Maxwell Gruver was 18 years old when he died after a hazing ritual known as "Bible study." An autopsy said his blood alcohol level was six times the DWI limit.

A Lafayette man, who also was a member of the fraternity, pleaded no contest and testified at the trial.

Naquin was released on bond Wednesday afternoon.

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