New court filings claim an LSU fraternity pledge who died of alcohol poisoning in 2017 was known for abusing alcohol and marijuana.
Eighteen-year-old Max Gruver of Roswell, Georgia had a blood alcohol level of .495 when he died.
Prosecutors claim several members of Phi Delta Theta forced Gruver to participate in a hazing ritual.
The attorney for one of the defendants claims Gruver's history of alcohol and drug abuse should clear his client of any charges against him.
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