Lawyer: Northern Illinois U fraternity members won't get jail time for student's death

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SYCAMORE, Illinois — An attorney for the family of a Northern Illinois University student who died after a party says five fraternity members charged in his death won't face jail time per plea agreements.

The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle ( ) reports 19-year-old pledge David Bogenberger died at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house in 2012. A toxicology report said his blood-alcohol content was 0.351 percent. The NIU chapter of the fraternity was closed.

The lawyer for Bogenberger's family says authorities and fraternity members have reached a plea agreement that would see the five sentenced to a form of non-reporting probation. They were charged with felony hazing. Seventeen others face less serious charges.

A judge could accept the plea agreement at a sentencing hearing scheduled for May 8.

DeKalb County State's Attorney Richard Schmack declined to comment.

Information from: The Daily Chronicle,

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