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5 Suspects Charged with Murder in Fraternity Hazing Death

POCONO PINES, Pa. ― Five suspects have been charged with murder in the 2013 hazing death of a New York City college student.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police Chief Chris Wagner announced the charges Wednesday. They’re the last of 37 suspects to be charged in Chun “Michael” Deng’s death.

Police say fraternity members at Baruch College physically abused Deng during a hazing ritual in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, then tried to cover it up.

The five suspects facing third-degree murder charges are due in a Pennsylvania courtroom Thursday for arraignment. They’re all from the New York City borough of Queens.

An attorney for 22-year-old suspect Raymond Lam calls Deng’s death a “tragedy beyond words” but says his client is innocent.

The Pi Delta Psi fraternity itself is also charged with murder.

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