First guilty plea en­tered in Penn State fra­ter­nity death

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A for­mer Penn State Univer­sity fra­ter­nity mem­ber on Wed­nes­day en­tered the first guilty plea in the death of a pledge who was fa­tally in­jured after a night of heavy drink­ing and haz­ing.

Ryan Burke, 21, of Scran­ton, pleaded guilty Wed­nes­day to all nine re­main­ing charges he faced, in­clud­ing four mis­de­meanors al­leg­ing haz­ing. Other charges were pre­vi­ously dis­missed or with­drawn.

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