Fraternity Adviser Faces Hearing in Penn State Pledge Death Case

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Defense attorneys for Penn State fraternity members charged in the death of Timothy Piazza believe the live-in advisor is liable for the tragedy.

In court, one defense lawyer says he subpoenaed Bream to testify, but according to the Centre County district attorney, Bream's lawyer claims he never received it.

This story will be updated as the hearings continue throughout the day Thursday.

An adviser to a Penn State fraternity whose members are charged in a pledge's death will have to explain why he has not responded to efforts to get him to testify, a judge said Friday.

Bream has not been charged in the case.

Some face charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault, while others face less serious allegations that include evidence tampering and alcohol violations.

Penn State University, in a statement, said it could not comment on Bream, pennlive reported. District Judge Allen Sinclair ordered a contempt hearing for Tim Bream on Friday.

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Brennan reportedly mentioned the threat in court Friday before cross-examining the state's lone witness, State College police detective David Scicchitano.

Because he didn't show up to court, Bream may face contempt charges. Piazza's family and defense attorneys have questioned if Bream played a role in organizing the party and a hazing ritual known as The Gauntlet, and prosecutors have asked anyone with more information to come forward.

Ambrose said he was recently granted a subpoena to have Bream testify, pennlive reported, but no date has been set.

Evan Kelly, representing defendant Craig Heimer, said his client expected Bream to be supervising the night's activities and had approved The Gauntlet. Piazza died two days later of a head injury, a ruptured spleen, and a collapsed lung.

Scicchitano on Thursday also revealed an ongoing investigation into whether video footage from the fraternity's basement - an area where key events of the night took place - had been deleted.

Parks Miller said that there could be additional charges following the investigation into the deleted footage.

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