Grand Jury Returns Indictments In Gruver Hazing Death

(WBRZ News 2) A grand jury returned these indictments Thursday in the hazing death of LSU student and fraternity pledge Max Gruver:

  • Matthew Naquin – negligent homicide
  • Sean-Paul Gott – hazing
  • Patrick Forde – hazing
  • Ryan Isto – hazing

A hazing charge is a misdemeanor. However, negligent homicide is a felony.

One man arrested in the case, Nicholas Taulli, was cleared by the grand jury on a hazing charge.

It declined to act on several of those who had been initially arrested on hazing: Elliott Eaton, Hudson Kirkpatrick, Zachary Hall, Zachary Castillo.

The grand jury also chose not to act on more serious charges they could have faced, including possible negligent homicide and obstruction of justice charges against Gott and Forde and a negligent homicide charge on Isto.


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