Fraternity Hazing at LSU: Rare or Common? [VIDEO]
101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty talk about the recent charges filed against a number of fraternity members at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, charges stemming from a number of hazing incidents that took place last fall.
"The Delta Kappa Epsilon members, all aged between 19 and 23, stand accused of kicking pledges with steel-toed boots, beating them with a metal pipe and urinating on them, among other horrific offenses.'
"The arrested party includes Charles Eugene Brakenridge, 23; Blake Andrew Chalin, 20; Cade Rain Duckworth, 23; Gaston Thomas Eymard, 23; Shakti P. Gilotra, 22; Joseph Dylan Harkrider, 19; Malcolm Richard McNiece, 23; Alexander Joseph Rozas, 23; and Garrett Joseph Sanders, 21.'
"Duckworth has been charged with the most serious crimes of the group: three felonies for battery and false imprisonment and three charges of criminal hazing. Eymard, McNiece and Gilotra are all facing felony battery charges, and the rest of the students have been hit with misdemeanor charges for criminal hazing."
In response to the hazing allegations,the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity was shut down by university officials.last month.