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Appeals Court Orders New Trial For Fraternity Brothers Accused of Hazing

August 8th, 2008 by flanews

Two Florida fraternity brother accused of beating another student in a hazing incident will have another day in court. An Appeals Court ruled a judge made a mistake while giving instruction to the jury in the trial of FAMU Kappa Alpha Psi members Michael Morton and Jason Harris. Harris and Morton were both convicted to two years in prison for their part in the hazing ritual that sent one man to the hospital. FAMU Dean of Students Henry Kirby said the case has help make Greek life safer on campus.

I dont know whether it has changed it for the worst. I think students particularly Greek organizations are more cognizant of their responsibilities in terms of intake process and adhering to university procedures and state laws, said Kirby.

A court date hasnt been set. This will be the third trial for Morton and Harris.

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