2 cases dropped in alcohol poisoning death

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LOGAN -- Two more cases have been dismissed in connection with the death of a Utah State University fraternity pledge.

Prosecutors say they dropped charges of hazing against Brittany Bell and Timothy Weber because of their minimal involvement in Michael Starks' death last Nov. 21.

Starks died of alcohol poisoning after a night of drinking with Sigma Nu fraternity and Chi Omega sorority members.

Twelve students originally faced charges in the case.

Charges against a second sorority sister were previously dismissed.

One student pleaded guilty last month to hazing charges and was sentenced to community service and alcohol counseling. Another has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor obstruction of justice.

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