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Court papers: Student who died drank 60 ounces of vodka in hazing

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Court papers filed in connection with a New York college student's alcohol-related death reveal he drank a 60-ounce bottle of vodka during what college officials say was the hazing of pledges at an unsanctioned fraternity.

The Times Union of Albany reports that the documents were filed by two students who were expelled from the University at Albany after 19-year-old Trevor Duffy of the Bronx died in November following a night of heavy drinking during a party held by Zeta Beta Tau members at an off-campus home.

The two students want to return to the college. They were among the 24 sanctioned by the university.

The university's investigation concluded Duffy's death was the result of hazing. No one has been arrested. Albany police say their investigation is continuing.

CBS New York reported that Duffy was a graduate of Xavier High School in New York City. The school president remembered him as a hard worker who starred on the cross country team.

Duffy's death came the same month that West Virginia University student Nolan Burch died during an initiation function after he drank a lethal amount of alcohol.

In September, 19-year-old Rutgers student Caitlyn Kovacs died from alcohol poisoning.

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