The Latest: Restoring charges considered in frat death case

FILE – In this April 4, 2017, file photo, Penn State's former Beta Theta Pi fraternity house on Burrowes Road sits empty after being shut down in State College, Pa. Security camera footage of the night pledge Tim Piazza was fatally injured at a fraternity event is expected to be at the center of a court hearing. Prosecutors say the Monday, June 12, hearing at a courthouse near campus could take much or all of the day. Eighteen Beta Theta Pi members and the fraternity itself face a preliminary hearing that will determine if there’s enough evidence to send the case to trial. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)

Pennsylvania judge is considering whether to allow prosecutors to pursue dismissed aggravated assault and involuntary manslaughter charges over the February death of a Penn State fraternity pledge.

Centre County Judge Pamela Ruest didn't indicate Thursday when she'll decide.

Ruest also will determine how she'll respond to sharp criticisms of her contained in a press release issued Thursday by District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller while the hearing was going on.

Parks Miller is out of town and claims Ruest isn't handling the case fairly and wouldn't let her participate in the hearing by phone.

Twenty-six former members of Beta Theta Pi face charges related to the February death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza of Lebanon, New Jersey.

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