Max Gruver

WWL Newsroom
August 14, 2019 - 9:46 pm
Two former fraternity brothers were released from jail after serving time for misdemeanor hazing in connection with the alcohol poisoning death of an LSU student in 2017. According to WAFB-TV, East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's office records show that Sean-Paul Gott and Ryan Isto were released from...
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WWL Newsroom
July 18, 2019 - 2:01 pm
Former LSU student Matthew Naquin has posted bond and is out of jail following his conviction for negligent homicide in the alcohol-related hazing death of 18-year-old fraternity pledge Max Gruver. Naquin is scheduled to be sentenced in October 16. He faces up to five years in prison. East Baton...
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Jim Hanzo
July 07, 2019 - 8:27 pm
Tomorrow begins the trial of former LSU fraternity member Matthew Naquin, who was charged with negligent homicide in the alleged hazing death of Max Gruver in 2017. The proceedings will likely be difficult to watch for both families as the prosecution and defense take turns tearing down both Gruver...
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July 03, 2019 - 9:36 am
A former Louisiana State University student who has been charged in the alcohol-related hazing death of a fraternity pledge will not be allowed to use the victim's history of alcohol and drug use as evidence. The Advocate reports the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal ruled today that the evidence that...
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January 28, 2019 - 3:29 pm
(WWL.com) -- A stage judge orders one of the former LSU students who allegedly played a role in the suspected hazing death of Max Gruver in 2017 to hand over his cellphone’s passcode, so investigators can search for potentially incriminating evidence. Loyola University Law Professor Dane Ciolino...
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Chris Miller
November 27, 2018 - 4:30 pm
A suspect in the hazing death of LSU freshman Max Gruver last year is trying to keep prosecutors from accessing his phone, The Advocate reports. Matthew Alexander Naquin's attorney is arguing that giving prosecutors access to his phone would violate his 5th Amendment right against self-...
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August 16, 2018 - 5:11 pm
The family of Max Gruver, who did after a hazing incident at an LSU fraternity last year, is suing the school, the national Phi Delta Theta organization and it's LSU chapter, and several fraternity members seeking $25 million in damages, The New Orleans Advocate reports. The suit claims LSU or the...
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May 31, 2018 - 7:21 pm
(WWL.com) - Governor John Bel Edwards signed a series of anti-hazing bills Thursday that he says will give Louisiana some of the stiffest hazing laws in the nation. The legislation was inspired by the death of an LSU student in a hazing incident last year, and led to the creation of the “Max Gruver...
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David Blake
April 24, 2018 - 12:25 pm
A bill to make hazing a felony is advancing through the state legislature. The Max Gruver Act, inspired by the death of a 19-year-old LSU student by the same name, received approval this morning from a state senate judiciary committee. There has been scarce if any opposition to the bill as it makes...
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