Grand jury examining FSU pledge's death

A Leon County grand jury will consider whether to bring charges in connection with the death of Florida State fraternity pledge Andrew Coffey.

The grand jury will meet in secret Dec. 18 and 19 to examine the Nov. 3 death of Coffey after an off-campus party.

Tallahassee Police said early indications showed alcohol was involved in the 20-year-old’s death; however, the state Medical Examiner’s report has been completed but not yet released.

State Attorney Jack Campbell said numerous people have been subpoenaed to testify before grand jurors. They include people who attended the Buena Vista Drive party where Coffey died and investigators on the case.

Coffey’s death sent shock waves through the FSU community. It came at a time when universities across the country are cracking down on Greek life in the wake of a number of fraternity-related deaths.  

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