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Did Piazza's Violate Gag Order
10/7/2019
 
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The parents of a Penn State fraternity pledge who died in a hazing event are once again being accused of violating a gag order in the case, through their national speaking tour and social media postings. The presiding judge is being asked to issue a new order against them. Jim and Evelyn Piazza estimate they've already talked to more than 50,000 college students at various campuses nationwide. They're main message is about the dangers of hazing. Their son Timothy died in February 2017, after an alcohol-fueled hazing event that took place at Penn State's Beta Theta Pi fraternity The Piazzas told us earlier this year that they are conducting their speaking tour on behalf of their son. But are the Piazzas violating a court-ordered gag order in the case? Attorneys for two of the remaining defendants charged in Timothy Piazza's death, Daniel Casey and Brendan Young, have just filed a contempt of court motion in Centre County court, claiming the Piazzas are violating the previously ordered restrictions with their social media postings from August. The attorneys for Casey and Young claim the Piazzas are misstating facts from the case, which could influence due process for their clients and influence their possible trials.
  
 
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