Frat member pleads guilty in hazing death

September 23, 2009 10:49:44 AM PDT
One of three former members of a banned fraternity in western New York has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for his role in the hazing of a college student who died of alcohol poisoning. Daniel Wech, a 21-year-old from Buffalo, will spend weekends in jail for three months.

He pleaded guilty to unlawfully dealing with a child for allowing alcohol to be served to 19-year-old Arman Partamian during a drinking session at the State University of New York in Geneseo.

Partamian, a sophomore from Queens, was found dead March 1 after drinking heavily for three days to gain membership in the off-campus fraternity.

Two other students are charged with hazing and criminally negligent homicide, a felony.

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