Family Sues Over Southern California College Hazing Death

The family of a southern California university student who died on a grueling hike during an initiation rite for a fraternity sued officials from the college and the fraternity on Wednesday, accusing them of negligence. "It's been a year since Armando's death and we still have no answers," Villa's mother, Betty Serrato, said in a statement. "No one has stepped forward to tell us what happened to my son. I am angry and terribly sad." Villa's death followed a number of high-profile hazing fatalities in the United States due to physical abuse and forced alcohol consumption, which placed fraternities under heightened scrutiny.



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