LSU Police arrest 10 in investigation of Roswell teen Maxwell Gruver's death

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LSU Police arrest 10 in investigation of Roswell teen Maxwell Gruver's death

Nine of the 10 men arrested on hazing counts in connection to the death of 18-year-old LSU fraternity pledge Maxwell Gruver - including the man booked on an additional negligent homicide count - have been released from jail on bond, according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office records.

He was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, where hospital staff pronounced him dead.

East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office initially released that "hospital admit blood and urine tests indicate a highly elevated blood alcohol level plus the presence of THC in the urine".

"Maxwell Gruver's family will mourn his loss for the rest of their lives, and several other students are now facing serious consequences - all due to a series of poor decisions", Alexander added.

All the suspects were associated with Phi Delta Theta; one left school after Gruver's death, and eight are still active students, university spokesman Ernie Ballard said. He ruled the death an accident.

"The LSU Police Department has spoken with the Gruver family all through the examination procedure, and the college has likewise been in contact with them in regards to the present captures", LSU's announcement says.

Only 19-year-old Hudson Kirkpatrick, of Baton Rouge, remained in custody Thursday morning, according to records.

"Let's just wait until the evidence comes in", he said.

Hall's attorney, David Bourland, said his 21-year-old client didn't participate in hazing or provide anyone with alcohol that Wednesday night.

"But my client did not violate any law or code of conduct at LSU", Bourland added.

A misdemeanor hazing charge results in a fine between $10 to $100, and between 10 to 30 days in prison.

While most of the pledges at that night's "Bible Study" were only told to drink three or four "pulls" - or three-to-five second swigs - of the alcohol, Gruver was told to drink 10-12 "pulls". Examiners grabbed a cellphone having a place with the clique part who sent the gathering instant message about the "Book of scriptures Study" session.

"Agents additionally discovered that there were a few instant messages sent about (Gruver's) condition", the affirmation said.

Gruver died on September 14 after a night of drinking at the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house.

Police also obtained a warrant to examine Gruver's phone so they could see who he called or texted before his death.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards asked the state's higher-education leaders to review campus policies on hazing, alcohol and drugs.

Ten people will be captured on inception charges in the passing of a Louisiana State University society promise following a night of drinking, LSU authorities said Wednesday.

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