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FSU to use some ideas from the grand jury in the death of a fraternity pledge

Posted at 4:39 AM, Dec 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 23:47:22-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida State University officials say they will incorporate some of the grand jury's suggestions into reforming Greek life following the death of Andrew Coffey.

Vice President of Student Affairs Amy Hecht tells the Associated Press they will look at possibly penalizing students who do not cooperate in investigations.

The grand jury said in its report it was troubled by the conspiracy and obstruction surrounding the case.

The Leon County grand jury found enough evidence for criminal charges in the death of the 20-year old, but the investigation is not complete.

The autopsy revealed Coffey died of alcohol poisoning with a blood alcohol level nearly seven times the legal limit for driving.

Physician assistant Anna Snel* describes how drinking affects the body at first and then if it continues.

Research shows more than 1,800 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor-vehicle crashes, each year.

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