Grand jury declines to indict in hazing incident
DALLAS (AP) - A grand jury has declined to indict a fraternity
member linked to the hazing death of a Prairie View A&M University
student last year.
Waller County Assistant District Attorney Fred Edwards told The
Associated Press Wednesday that the grand jury made its decision
after twice meeting to consider the circumstances surrounding the
death last October of Donnie Wade II of Dallas.
Wade collapsed and died after he and other Phi Beta Sigma
pledges engaged in a series of punishing exercises on a high school
track near the historically black university 45 miles northwest of
Hazing can be prosecuted as a state jail felony if it involves a
Prairie View A&M has suspended its Phil Beta Sigma chapter for
violating the university's anti-hazing policy.
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