The death of a New York City college student is now being called a homicide, after he died during what authorities say was a fraternity hazing incident.
Nineteen-year-old Baruch College freshman Michael Deng died on December 8 while on a retreat in the Poconos with the Pi Delta Psi fraternity.
Police say he was taking part in a hazing ritual and was blindfolded while carrying a 20-pound load on his back.
They say he went down, hit his head and lost consciousness after fraternity brothers hit him multiple times.
Police say it took at least 90 minutes before the frat members took him to a hospital.
Baruch College has since banned the fraternity.
Now that his death has been ruled a homicide charges could soon follow.