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16 women named in lawsuit over NIU student's death

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Sixteen women have been added to the lawsuit over the death of David Bogenberger, a 19-year-old Northern Illinois student who died after consuming too much alcohol at a fraternity event.

Along with 26 men who have been named in the suit, the following women were added on Friday, May 3:

  • Alyssa Allegretti
  • Jessica Anders
  • Kelly Burback
  • Christina Carrisa
  • Rachel Chavez
  • Lindsey Frank
  • Danielle Glennon
  • Kristina Kunz
  • Janet Luna
  • Nichole Minnick
  • Courtney Odenthal
  • Logan Redfield
  • Katie Reporto
  • Tiffany Sharon
  • Adrianna Sotelo
  • Prudence Wilmett

Bogenberger was found dead in the Pi Kappa Alpha house on November 2, 2012 with a blood alcohol content of .351. His cause of death was cardiac arrhythmia triggered by alcohol. The lawsuit alleges members of the fraternity did not seek medical attention after Bogenberger was found unresponsive.

The women named in the lawsuit were allegedly involved in the pledge event Bogenberger took part in on the night of November 1. The event is known as "Parents Night," during which upperclassmen are assigned to pledges as Greek "parents" who are meant to serve as mentors to the pledge. During the event, pledges went from room to room and were asked a series of questions, while being provided alcohol, which resulted in pledges drinking a copious amount of alcohol in a two-hour time period. Besides Bogenberger, several pledges reported getting sick and/or passing out due to the high amount of alcohol they consumed.

After Bogenberger's death, Pi Kappa Alpha was suspended and several members of the fraternity were charged with hazing.

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