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Panel: No criminal charges in student's suicide after hazing

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A Pennsylvania grand jury says no criminal charges should be brought in a university student's suicide that his family blames on a fraternity hazing.

The grand jury reports Tuesday that 18-year-old Marquise Braham, a student at Penn State-Altoona, had left a note indicating he contemplated killing himself since he was a child. The panel says it found no evidence linking the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity hazing to Braham's suicide while home in New York during the school's 2014 spring break.

Witnesses described hazing, including sleep deprivation, alcohol binging and other abuse.

Braham's family says the panel didn't hear all the evidence.

A family spokesman says jurors "interviewed a bunch of kids that were in a frat and kept their mouths shut."

The family had sued the school and the fraternity.

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