BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- A former Penn State fraternity brother from Scranton pleaded guilty in the hazing death of a pledge.
Gary Dibileo II, the son of Lackawanna County's controller, entered his plea Thursday morning at the courthouse in Bellefonte.
The death last year of sophomore Timothy Piazza changed Greek life on Penn State's campus probably forever. Piazza died in February 2017.
Authorities describe a gauntlet-type obstacle course inside the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house where pledges were forced to drink.
Dibileo, according to the Centre Daily Times, was manning one station where pledges drank wine from a bag.
Piazza, prosecutors say, consumed 18 drinks in less than 90 minutes before falling headfirst down the basement steps of the frat house.
The newspaper cites text messages revealed in court showing Dibileo wanted to get medical help for Piazza, but his view was not supported by other fraternity members.
His plea, along with that of another brother today, brings to 8 the number of Beta Theta Pi members who have pleaded guilty for the roles in Piazza's death.
Ryan Burke of Scranton was the first to plead guilty over the summer.
He admitted to hazing charges and was sentenced to house arrest, probation, community service, and thousands of dollars in fines.
A sentencing date for Dibileo has not been set.