Pi Delta Psi Fraternity Banned From Pennsylvania After ‘Glass Ceiling’ Hazing Death

Pi Delta Psi Fraternity Banned From Pennsylvania After 'Glass Ceiling' Hazing Death
Pi Delta Psi Fraternity Banned From Pennsylvania After ‘Glass Ceiling’ Hazing Death
Five more suspects charged with murder in hazing death of student Pi Delta Psi, an Asian-American cultural fraternity founded in 1994, has 25 chapters in 11 states, including one at Penn State University that will now have to be disbanded.

Pi Delta Psi’s attorney, Wes Niemoczynski, argued that the organization had developed a “no excuses” hazing policy before Deng’s death, but he said the policy worked on an honor system and proved to be inadequate.

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Pi Delta Psi Fraternity Banned From Pennsylvania After ‘Glass Ceiling’ Hazing Death

The former fraternity members sentenced on Monday were Kenny Kwan, Charles Lai, Raymond Lam and Sheldon Wong. They pleaded guilty to charges including voluntary manslaughter and hindering apprehension. Their sentences range from time served up to 24 months.

A grand jury said fraternity members at Baruch, a campus of the City University of New York, physically abused Deng, and then tried to cover it up as the 19-year-old lay dying in their rented house in the Pocono Mountains. Police charged 37 people with crimes ranging from aggravated assault to hazing to third-degree murder.
The fraternity also called itself “in part a victim”, which brought a rebuke from Monroe County president judge Margherita Patti-Worthington.

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