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Kline said they could not watch the surveillance video, saying it was "just too painful and too difficult" for them to see."They certainly heard shocking, disturbing testimony," he added."We are highly offended by the insensitivity displayed given the severity of the crimes committed and ultimate outcome." It was a long and emotional day as the hearing was held for 16 of 18 Penn State fraternity brothers accused in the hazing death of Timothy, 19, of Readington Township.
"Thankfully, the judge quickly brought them in order." Some of those representing the fraternity members suggested their clients should not be held individually responsible for Timothy's death.
9 revelations from hearing on teen's death at Penn State frat "This is about Tim Piazza," she said, referencing what she called "games" and "grandstanding" by some of the defense attorneys.
"This is about a dead boy." One defense attorney, Andy Shubin, stood up after a break and said it was "cruel and inhumane punishment" to make the attorneys be in court for over 10 hours, James said, adding other defense attorneys supported his statement, even making jokes.
Visibly intoxicated, Timothy fell face-first down a set of basement stairs, according to a grand jury report.
He was brought back upstairs by fraternity members, but it was almost 12 hours before anyone called 9-1-1.
Both face a single count of tampering with evidence.