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Florida grand jury is investigating FSU frat pledge’s death

TALLAHASSEE, Florida. – A grand jury convened to consider filing charges in the death of a Florida State University fraternity house.

The Leon County grand jury on Monday interviewed Florida State administrators and those who were at a party with Andrew Coffey, who died after attending an off-campus party.

Coffey is a junior and a pledge to Pi Kappa Phi. He died Nov. 4 after he was found unresponsive after a party. Florida State quickly responded by indefinitely suspending the fraternities and sororities.

More than 50 members of the brotherhood, testified before the grand jury during the afternoon. University President John Thrasher and Vice-President of student affairs Amy Hecht testified in the morning.

Tallahassee police said evidence showed alcohol was involved in Coffey’s death. The state Medical Examiner not released its report.

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