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Ex-Frat Leader Testifies in Wrongful Death Suit

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- The former president of a University of Delaware fraternity says he never saw anything wrong with a pledge shortly before he died of alcohol poisoning at a party.

Jason Matthew Aaron testified Tuesday in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of 18-year-old Brett Griffin, who died in November 2008.

Griffin's parents sued the Delta Lambda chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu and several of its members after their son's death. The fraternity and other members reached settlements in the case, but Aaron and former pledge master Matthew Siracusa remain as defendants. They deny any wrongdoing.

Aaron said fraternity members knew they were banned from having parties at the time because of a previous violation of university rules regarding fraternities, but that they decided to have one anyway.

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