(CNN)Police at Louisiana State University have issued arrest warrants for 10 Phi Delta Theta members as they investigate whether a fraternity hazing led to the death of a freshman student.
Maxwell Gruver, a fraternity pledge from Roswell, Georgia, died last month.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office ruled Gruver’s death accidental and said it was caused by “acute alcohol intoxication with aspiration.”
At the time of his death, Gruver’s blood alcohol level was 0.495%, Coroner William “Beau” Clark said. In Louisiana, anyone under 21 with a blood alcohol level of 0.02% or above is considered intoxicated.
The ten members for whom police issued warrants are charged with hazing. One faces an additional charge of negligent homicide.
The hazing incident
The night before Gruver died, he was called to the Phi Delta Theta house to participate in “Bible Study,” according to interviews conducted by LSU police that were detailed in arrest warrants for two people present at the fraternity on the night of the alleged hazing.