10 arrested in hazing death of LSU pledge Maxwell Gruver

Top, from left: Zachary Hall, Patrick Forde, Nicholas Taulli, Hudson Kirkpatrick, Sean Pennison 

Bottom, from left: Matthew Naquin, Sean-Paul Gott, Elliot Eaton, Zachary Castillo, Ryan Isto

Nine of the 10 men arrested on hazing counts in connection to the death of 18-year-old LSU fraternity pledge Maxwell Gruver – including the man booked on an additional negligent homicide count – have been released from jail on bond, according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office records.

Only 19-year-old Hudson Kirkpatrick, of Baton Rouge, remained in custody Thursday afternoon, according to records.

Matthew Naquin, 19, of 7650 Keeneland Drive, Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, was the only one booked on negligent homicide in addition to the hazing count. An arrest report alleged Naquin "was the most aggressive by far during the hazing event." He posted a $10,000 bond on Wednesday, according to Sheriff's Office records.

Bond for the other nine men was set at $5,000 each. Those men arrested on misdemeanor hazing counts are: Sean-Paul Gott, 21, of 105 Portage Court, Lafayette; Ryan Isto, 18, of 1511 Fairmount St., Baton Rouge; Patrick Forde, 20, of 65 Sycamore Drive, Westwood, Massachusetts; Nicholas Taulli, 19, of 15926 Cypress Hall Drive, Cypress, Texas; Kirkpatrick, 19, of 5235 North Chalet Court, Baton Rouge; Sean Pennison, 21, of 1410 Montmarte St., Mandeville, Louisiana; Elliott Eaton, 20, of 5600 Lacour Monique, New Orleans; Hall, 21, of 2017 Greenway Ave., Charlotte, North Carolina; and Zachary Castillo, 19, of 844 Glencove Lane, Terrytown.

Gruver died on Sept. 14 after a night of drinking at the Phi Delta Theta house. Fraternity members hazed pledges and made them participate in a drinking game where they had to drink if they answered quiz questions wrong, according to LSU police reports.

Gruver, of Roswell, Georgia, died of acute alcohol intoxication with aspiration. His blood alcohol content registered as .495, the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's office said Wednesday.

All 10 of the men booked in connection to his death are current or former LSU students.