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Two arrested in connection with underground frat death

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By Kassie Parisi

10/21/15


Olaf Jablonski and Yuval Sucov, both 20, were arrested in Albany on Wednesday in connection with last year’s death of 19-year-old University at Albany student Trevor Duffy. Sucov and Jablonski were both charged with first-degree hazing, a class A misdemeanor.

Jablonski and Sucov are not currently students at UAlbany, according to Karl Luntta, director of media relations at UAlbany. Albany Police Department spokesman Steven Smith confirmed that more arrests would be made in connection with the death in the coming days.

As earlier reported by the Albany Student Press, Duffy, a Bronx native, was pledging for the underground fraternity Zeta Beta Tau. Duffy lost consciousness at a house located at 461 Hamilton St., where he had been participating in the annual “big-brother night” with his fellow inductees. At the party, Duffy consumed approximately 60 ounces of Belvedere Vodka, according to court documents. The police were called at approximately 1:50 a.m. after Duffy’s friends tried to revive him. He died on Nov. 17 at Albany Medical Center and had a blood alcohol concentration of .583.

Last year, UAlbany charged 19 other members of the unsanctioned frat last year in connection with the incident, according to the court papers.

Jablonski and Sucov were released. Sucov is due back in court Nov. 18, and Jablonski is due back Nov.4, as reported by the Albany Times Union.

The Albany County District Attorney’s Office would not comment on the issue.

Yuval Sucov, 20. (Albany Police Department)
Yuval Sucov, 20. (Albany Police Department)
Olaf Jablonski, 20. (Albany Police Department)
Olaf Jablonski, 20. (Albany Police Department)

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