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October 10, 2006

Absence of Statutory Definition Results in Mistrial in Hazing Case

Here's an interesting article from the AP about a mistrial in a fraternity hazing case. The article explains that the "trial would have been the first to test a new state law that makes hazing a felony if it results in death or 'serious bodily injury,' but the law does not define the latter term". It's an interesting read for other reasons, too -- could there be any doubt that that element was met when you read the facts? Note to self: maybe Florida, with its shoot-first-ask-questions-later self defense statute, and extremely narrow definition of 'serious bodiliy injury' is not a place for vacations! :-)

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