13 turn themselves in over hazing death at Northern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University campus / niu.edu via CBS Chicago
DEKALB, Ill. Thirteen of the 22 people facing hazing-related charges following a Northern Illinois University student's death have turned themselves in to police.
A DeKalb Police Department spokesman said Tuesday seven people surrendered to police in DeKalb. All seven posted bond and were released.
The other suspects turned themselves in to other police departments. The spokesman did not know if they also had posted bond.
Nineteen-year-old David Bogenberger died after drinking heavily during a Nov. 1 party at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house.
Police said Bogenberger and other pledges drank large quantities of liquor during a two-hour period.
"The event that night involved the pledges rotating between several rooms in the fraternity house, being asked a series of questions, and then being provided cups of vodka and other liquor to drink," police said in a statement.
The coroner said Bogenberger's blood-alcohol content was about five times the legal limit for driving.
The university said 31 students could face penalties from reprimand to expulsion.
Bogenberger's family said in a statement that they appreciate law enforcement professionals who investigated David Bogenberger's death and "seek accountability for a horrible event."
"We have no desire for revenge," the family said. "Rather, we hope that some significant change will come from David's death. Alcohol poisoning claims far too many young, healthy lives.
"We must realize that young people can and do die in hazing rituals. Alcohol-involved hazing and initiation must end."
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