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Third Erie County Man Charged in Penn State Hazing Death

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A third man from Erie County faces criminal charges in the Penn State hazing death investigation.

Joshua Kurczewski, 19, of Erie, is among the five who were charged Monday with felony aggravated assault and involuntary manslaughter. Kurcewski also faces six other charges.

The new charges against 10 new people come after the discovery of new video from the night of Timothy Piazza's death.

Piazza, 19, died in February after a night of drinking at a fraternity party in State College.

It shows fraternity brothers giving Piazza at least 18 drinks in 82 minutes.

Police said the video was initially erased by a member of the fraternity while officers were inside the house.

Parker Yochim, of Waterford, is among the 18 students charged.

He now faces new charges of furnishing alcohol to minors and unlawful acts relative to liquor.

All of the previously dismissed charges against Joseph Sala, including aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and furnishing alcohol to minors, were refiled in late October.

READ MORE: Recovered video leads to new charges in Penn State fraternity death

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