Ithaca, N.Y. (AP) - Testimony is under way in the trial of three men charged in connection with the alcohol-related death of a Cornell University student.
Max Haskin, Benn Mann and Edward Williams are on trial in Ithaca on charges of hazing and unlawfully dealing with a child. The three former frat pledges have pleaded not guilty.
George Desdunes of Brooklyn was found unconscious at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house in February 2011 and later pronounced dead. Authorities said his blood-alcohol level was 0.35 percent, more than four times the legal limit for driving.
Prosecutors say Desdunes and another pledge were given cups of vodka to drink when they answered frat history questions incorrectly.
Desdunes' mother filed a multimillion-dollar wrongful-death lawsuit against the national fraternity last June.
Testimony resumes Wednesday.
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