New charges filed in Timothy Piazza manslaughter case

Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa. - Deleted surveillance video leads to news charges filed in the Timothy Piazza manslaughter case.

Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller announced additional charges against Beta Theta Pi Fraternity brothers on Monday.

Parks Miller says the deleted video from the basement the night of Piazza's death, February 2, 2017, while pledging at the fraternity was recovered by FBI agents.

Parks Miller says based on video, Piazza was furnished with at least 18 drinks in 1 hour and 22 minutes.  

Because of evidence collected from the video, 12 new Beta Theta Pi brothers are facing charges. Five new fraternity brothers are facing Manslaughter charges.

Charges listed below:

1. Joshua Kurczewski • Involuntary Manslaughter, 18 Pa.C.S. 2504    (1 count) • Aggravated Assault, 18 Pa.C.S. 2702(a)(1)     (1 count) • Simple Assault, 18 Pa.C.S. 2701(a)(1)     (1 count) • Reckless Endangering Another Person, 18 Pa.C.S. 2705   (1 count) • Hazing, 23 P.S. 5353        (10 counts) • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, 18 Pa.C.S. 6310.1   (8 counts) • Unlawful Acts Relative to Liquor, 47 P.S. 4-493   (8 counts) 
 
2. Ryan Burke • Involuntary Manslaughter, 18 Pa.C.S. 2504   (1 count) • Aggravated Assault, 18 Pa.C.S. 2702(a)(1)    (1 count) • Simple Assault, 18 Pa.C.S. 2701(a)(1)      (1 count) • Reckless Endangering Another Person, 18 Pa.C.S. 2705   (1 count) • Hazing, 23 P.S. 5353        (4 counts) • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, 18 Pa.C.S. 6310.1   (4 counts) • Unlawful Acts Relative to Liquor, 47 P.S. 4-493    (4 counts) 
 
3. Jonathan Kanzler  • Involuntary Manslaughter, 18 Pa.C.S. 2504    (1 count) • Aggravated Assault, 18 Pa.C.S. 2702(a)(1)    (1 count) • Simple Assault, 18 Pa.C.S. 2701(a)(1)     (1 count) • Reckless Endangering Another Person, 18 Pa.C.S. 2705  (1 count)  • Hazing, 23 P.S. 5353         (2 counts)  • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, 18 Pa.C.S. 6310.1   (2 counts)  • Unlawful Acts Relative to Liquor, 47 P.S. 4-493   (2 counts)  • Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor, 18 Pa.C.S. 6308   (1 count) 

4. Bohan Song • Involuntary Manslaughter, 18 Pa.C.S. 2504    (1 count) • Aggravated Assault, 18 Pa.C.S. 2702(a)(1)    (1 count) • Simple Assault, 18 Pa.C.S. 2701(a)(1)     (1 count) • Reckless Endangering Another Person, 18 Pa.C.S. 2705  (1 count)  • Hazing, 23 P.S. 5353         (3 counts)  • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, 18 Pa.C.S. 6310.1   (3 counts)  • Unlawful Acts Relative to Liquor, 47 P.S. 4-493   (3 counts) • Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor, 18 Pa.C.S. 6308   (1 count) 
 
5. Aiden O’Brien • Involuntary Manslaughter, 18 Pa.C.S. 2504    (1 count) • Aggravated Assault, 18 Pa.C.S. 2702(a)(1)    (1 count) • Simple Assault, 18 Pa.C.S. 2701(a)(1)     (1 count) • Reckless Endangering Another Person, 18 Pa.C.S. 2705  (1 count)  • Hazing, 23 P.S. 5353         (1 count)  • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, 18 Pa.C.S. 6310.1   (1 count)  • Unlawful Acts Relative to Liquor, 47 P.S. 4-493   (1 count) • Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor, 18 Pa.C.S. 6308   (1 count) 
 
6. Joseph Ems • Hazing, 23 P.S. 5353         (1 count) • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, 18 Pa.C.S. 6310.1   (1 count) • Unlawful Acts Relative to Liquor, 47 P.S. 4-493   (1 count) 
 
7. Brian Gelb • Hazing, 23 P.S. 5353         (6 counts) • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, 18 Pa.C.S. 6310.1   (5 counts) • Unlawful Acts Relative to Liquor, 47 P.S. 4-493   (5 counts) 
 
8. Patrick Jackson • Hazing, 23 P.S. 5353         (2 counts) • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, 18 Pa.C.S. 6310.1   (2 counts) • Unlawful Acts Relative to Liquor, 47 P.S. 4-493   (2 counts) 
 
9. Reggie Goeke • Hazing, 23 P.S. 5353         (1 count) • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, 18 Pa.C.S. 6310.1   (1 count) • Unlawful Acts Relative to Liquor, 47 P.S. 4-493   (1 count) 
 
10. Mike Fernandez • Hazing, 23 P.S. 5353         (2 counts) • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, 18 Pa.C.S. 6310.1   (2 counts) • Unlawful Acts Relative to Liquor, 47 P.S. 4-493   (2 counts) 
 
11. Donald Prior • Hazing, 23 P.S. 5353         (4 counts) • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, 18 Pa.C.S. 6310.1   (3 counts) • Unlawful Acts Relative to Liquor, 47 P.S. 4-493   (3 counts) 
 
12. Braxton Becker • Tampering with Evidence, 18 Pa.C.S. 4910     (1 count)  • Obstructing Administration of Law, 18 Pa.C.S. 5101    (1 count) • Hindering Apprehension, 18 Pa.C.S. 5105(3)     (1 count)  
 
In addition to these newly charged defendants, the following previously charged Beta brothers now face additional criminal charges based on their actions on basement video:  
 
13. Luke Visser  • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, 18 Pa.C.S. 6310.1   (11 counts) • Unlawful Acts Relative to Liquor, 47 P.S. 4-493   (11 counts) 
 
14. Gary Dibilio • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, 18 Pa.C.S. 6310.1   (5 counts) • Unlawful Acts Relative to Liquor, 47 P.S. 4-493   (5 counts) 
 
15. Nick Kubera • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, 18 Pa.C.S. 6310.1   (2 counts) • Unlawful Acts Relative to Liquor, 47 P.S. 4-493   (2 counts) 
 
16. Michael Bonatucci • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, 18 Pa.C.S. 6310.1   (2 counts) • Unlawful Acts Relative to Liquor, 47 P.S. 4-493   (2 counts) 
 
17. Parker Yochim • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, 18 Pa.C.S. 6310.1   (1 count) • Unlawful Acts Relative to Liquor, 47 P.S. 4-493   (1 count) • Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor, 18 Pa.C.S. 6308   (1 count) 


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