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Judge makes decision in Blackfoot hazing case

After almost a month of deliberation, the Seventh Judicial District Court made a decision in what many know as the Blackfoot hazing case.

Three students — Logan Chidester, Nathan Walker and Tyson Katseanes — were initially charged with forceable penetration with a foreign object, a felony in, 2010. The felony charges were later dismissed and a plea agreement was reached to modify their sentence to misdemeanor charges. But in 2012 the students filed a counter-suit against the Bingham County School District, the City of Blackfoot, and several employees within the agencies — former Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney Scott Andrew and former county attorney Randy Smith, Blackfoot Police Chief Kurt Asmus, former Police Chief David Moore, as well as detectives Paul Newbold and Justin Dance.

District Judge Nye dismissed all parties from the following cases of action:

1) Malicious prosecution and conspiracy
2) Obstruction of justice and conspiracy
3) Intentional infliction of emotional distress and conspiracy
4) Negligence
5) Negligent supervision, hiring, training and discipline

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