Pa. prosecutors plan to file charge in fatal frat ritual in Poconos

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Pennsylvania prosecutor says charges will be filed in the death of a New York City college student during a fraternity ritual.

Monroe County District Attorney David Christine says he won't decide on which charges to file until police finish their investigation into the death of 19-year-old Chun "Michael" Deng.

Deng was a freshman at Baruch College. He died Monday, a day after friends brought him to the hospital.

Christine said Thursday that Deng was forced to run a gauntlet blindfolded and with a heavy weight on his back. The teenager suffered a fatal brain injury.

Deng was one of four pledges to the Pi Delta Psi fraternity. About 30 fraternity members spent the weekend at a rented house in the Poconos.

The college says it had no knowledge about the event.

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