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Andrew Coffey hazing case could go to Florida Supreme Court

Posted at 6:01 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 18:01:23-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The FSU hazing case that made national headlines could make its way to the Florida Supreme Court.

The Florida First District Court of Appeals overturned a previous ruling to dismiss a felony hazing charge against three men accused in the hazing death of Andrew Coffey.

On the three judge panel, one ruled to uphold the previous decision.

The order that came down isn't final yet. There could be another hearing in appeals court between the time period to get it finalized.

Don Pumphrey represents one of the men involved in the case. He says that the case ultimately has to answer if the leadership amongst the fraternity should be held responsible if they weren't at the party when Coffey died.

Pumphrey says his client has received his degree and while he's sad that Coffey died, he maintains that he did nothing wrong.