Texas State student indicted after alcohol death of frat pledge from Humble

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We're learning new details about Matthew Ellis, the Texas State University student who died at an off-campus apartment on Monday.

A 20-year-old college student has been indicted in the death of a Texas State University fraternity pledge who had four times the legal blood alcohol limit when he died last year.

According to the Hays County District Attorney's office, Austin Rice faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine if he's convicted of the misdemeanor in the case.

The indictment, which was issued on April 11, stated that Rice allegedly provided "alcohol as a gift to a person who (he) knew was under the age of 21." The victim, 20-year-old Matthew Ellis, died on Nov. 13, 2017.

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According to authorities, Ellis was found unresponsive at an off-campus apartment complex after attending an event hosted by the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity the evening before. An autopsy report stated Ellis' blood alcohol level was 0.38.

District Attorney Wes Mau did not describe the relationship between Rice and Ellis citing the pending case.

Shortly after Ellis' death, Texas State suspended Greek fraternity and sorority-related activities, including holding new-member events.

Ellis graduated from Atascocita High School in 2016.

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