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Ex-frat boy settles lawsuit

The parents of a college student from Austin who died in a California hazing incident have settled their lawsuit against a former Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity member for $500,000, according to the San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Tribune.

Carson Starkey, an Austin High School graduate, was an 18-year-old freshman at California Polytechnic State University when he died of alcohol poisoning in December 2008.

His parents, Scott and Julia Starkey, sued the fraternity and nine fraternity members, including Starkey's designated big brother, Haithem Ibrahim.

Ibrahim has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of hazing causing death.

Ibrahim settled his case with the family Thursday, the newspaper reported. The suit against the other defendants is pending.

By: Autsin American Statesman

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