Grand jury continues looking into FSU pledge's death

Posted at 5:09 AM, Dec 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-19 00:19:45-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Secrecy and uncertainty surrounded the first day of grand jury testimony in the death of a Florida State University fraternity pledge.

Day one of the two-day hearing wrapped up Monday, and day two begins Tuesday, today, as grand jurors investigate the death of Andrew Coffey.

The grand jury will determine whether criminal charges should be filed.

Nearly 100 people showed up at the Leon County Courthouse to testify Monday.

Those who took the stand included FSU President John Thrasher, Vice President of Student Affairs Amy Hecht, members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and people who were at the party the night Coffey died in November.

Following death, the FSU president put an indefinite ban on all Greek life activities. That ban is still in place.

Jurors are expected to make a decision before Christmas.

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