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September 21, 2017 13:22
DA is not filing for charges in Lafayette College Student’s Death

No charges are being filed in Lafayette student William’s death.

19years old college freshman and lacrosse player Williams, who died last week from head injuries has been drinking alcohol, fell in his dorm room and hit his head, said prosecutor on Tuesday, adding he doesn’t plan to file charges in the case.

Earlier that day Williams has attended a beer party with other members of the Men’s and Women’s lacrosse teams. After returning to his dorm room his friend told that William vomited in the bathroom and fell down on his way to the bathroom.

No one saw William hit his head on the concrete floor and his friends assumed he just needs to sleep to reduce the alcohol effect. His friends became concerned next day when William refused to get up and they loaded him into the car to get the medical facility, said Morganelli.

They all dialled 911and the emergency crew took semi-conscious Williams to the hospital where he died on Sept 11.

Morganelli said Williams' case was different from one at Pennsylvania State University, where 14 fraternity brothers face criminal charges in the alcohol-related hazing death of a fraternity pledge who suffered severe head trauma.

"I have no evidence of any criminal conduct on the part of anyone at this time," Morganelli said Tuesday. "I do not see this as a Penn State case."

Morganelli even mentioned that there is no evidence that William took part in a hazing ritual; students didn’t know that he was hit on his head.

"We're dealing with 18- and 19-, 20-year-old kids who felt that their friend just needed some time to sleep off the effects of the alcohol," he said. "I don't think they were thinking about the head injury. I think they were thinking more about intoxication."

A Lafayette spokesman said the campus was still in grief and would not be able to answer questions about taking disciplinary actions on anyone.

By A.s

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