Another former Beta Theta Pi fraternity member enters guilty plea
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (WJAC) —
Another former member of Penn State's Beta Theta Pi fraternity pleaded guilty Thursday to hazing charges in Centre County court.
Gary Dibileo admitted Thursday that he was one of the Beta Theta Pi brothers who was manning the so-called gauntlet at their fraternity house the night police said the alcohol-fueled hazing event led to the death of fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza last February.
The gauntlet was a series of stations where the pledges would chug drinks.
Dibileo pleaded guilty to several hazing-related charges.
Close to half of the nearly 25 brothers charged have now either pleaded guilty or are awaiting sentencing.
Meanwhile, the presiding judge in the case has rejected a request from a defense attorney for copies of mental health records for Piazza, saying prosecutors don’t have any records of that type.
The judge is allowing for a separate review of the frat house video recording equipment used in making videos of the pledge event night.
An FBI review of the equipment concluded some of the original video produced that night is now destroyed or was lost after it was initially seized by police.
That video has been key evidence for prosecutors.