TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Five of the nine young men charged in the hazing death of FSU student Andrew Coffey will go to trial, seven months after the Pi Kappa Phi pledge was found unresponsive following an off-campus party.
The nine students weren't in court Monday morning, but it looks like five will be ready for trial in June. The other four waived their rights to a speedy trial.
Eight of the nine students were represented by their attorneys in court Monday morning. The judge asked where each one was in terms of getting ready for trial.
These five students will go to trial. Right now, that's scheduled for June 11.
Brett Birmingham, Christopher Hamlin, Luke Kluttz, Anthony Oppenheimer and Anthony Petagine are expected to be in court that day, though it's possible the date could change between now and then.
The other four, Kyle Bauer, Clayton Muehlstein, Connor Ravelo and John Ray have waived their rights to a speedy trial. They're scheduled for a case management hearing on March 20.
One of the attorneys who waived his client's right to a speedy trial told the judge he's still receiving evidence in this case almost every day.