Lawyers in NIU frat hazing death to get more names
Lawyers for the family of a Northern Illinois University student who died in a fraternity hazing incident were back in court Tuesday trying to get more information for their lawsuit.
Freshman David Bogenberger of Palatine died last November after drinking heavy amounts of alcohol during a fraternity hazing ritual at Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity on the Dekalb campus.
Nearly two dozen fraternity members have been charged with hazing crimes.
In court today, a judge granted Bogenberger family lawyers a request from more evidence in their suit against the fraternity.
Attorneys want to know the names of those who organized and attended the party.
The lawsuit claims fraternity leaders made heavy drinking a condition of membership and that members failed to help Bogenberger when he became unconscious.
Bogenberger had a blood-alcohol level almost five times the legal limit when he died.