LSU students arrested for hazing death
Ten people are facing hazing charges in the death of LSU student Maxwell Gruver.
The 18-year-old freshman died after a night of drinking during pledge activities at the Phi Delta Theta fraternity last month. Fraternity members found Gruver lying on a couch and couldn’t tell if he was breathing. He died at the hospital.
Ten people are charged in connection with Gruver’s death. All face hazing charges. One of the suspects, Matthew Alexander Naquin, is also charged with negligent homicide.
According to a report from the coroner’s office released today, Gruver died of acute alcohol intoxication with aspiration. Toxicology testing indicated that Gruver’s blood alcohol level was .495 at the time of his death. That’s more than six times the legal limit in Louisiana and most states.