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College student from NT named in suit over alcohol death

A Geneseo State College student from North Tonawanda has been named in a $2.5 million lawsuit over an alcohol poisoning death of another student earlier this year.

According to a story published today by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Adam C. Brownstein of North Tonawanda is one of eight defendants in a civil suit filed by the father of the deceased student, 19-year-old Arman Partamian.

More from the story by Staff Writer Bennett J. Loudon:

Partamian, who lived in a dorm at SUNY Geneseo, was found dead in a bed at 4359 Lower Court St. in the town of Geneseo. The address is the headquarters of the Pigs, an outlawed off-campus fraternity. The blood-alcohol content in various parts of his body ranged from 0.39 to 0.55 [percent].

As part of an initiation process, Partamian and two other pledges were forced to play drinking games and consume excessive amounts of alcohol over several days, according to the suit.

A Williamsville man had faced a charge of criminally negligent homicide, but pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, according to the D&C's story.

--Aaron Besecker


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