Felony manslaughter charges are dropped in the Penn State fraternity hazing case.

FOX's Jeff Monosso reports:

A Centre County judge drops the most serious of counts against 16 Beta Theta Pi fraternity brothers in the death of 19-year-old pledge Tim Piazza, who suffered fatal head injuries in February, following a booze fueled hazing ritual. Help wasn't called until the next morning.

Prosecutor Stacy Parks Miller says she plans to appeal:

(Miller) "Sometimes judges get it wrong. That's why we have an appeal. Wouldn't be the first time that we've moved over a district judge, got a new one and the new judge said yeah he was wrong."

For now, 14 defendants will still head to trial on charges that range from reckless endangerment to alcohol violations.

Jeff Monosso, FOX News.

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