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The former LSU fraternity member convicted of negligent homicide in a hazing death that made national headlines in 2017 has been released from prison just months after his sentence began.

Matthew Naquin was released from Dixon Correctional Institute in Jackson, Louisiana on Tuesday morning.

Naquin was at the center of the deadly hazing incident. He was convicted of negligent homicide for the death of Max Gruver, who died after a hazing ritual back in September 2017. Naquin was said to be the ringleader of a so-called "bible study," pushing Gruver to drink excessive amounts of liquor.

In November, he was sentenced to five years in prison with half of the sentence suspended. Naquin began serving his time in January.

At the time, prosecutors said he would likely serve less than a year taking into account good behavior and other jail programs. He will be under probation for three years.


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