The trial will begin in February for the 2006 death of The College of New Jersey student John Fiocco.
His parents, who now have permission from a Superior Court judge, are suing the school for what they say is the gross negligence that led to their son’s death.
Fiocco was found in a Bucks County landfill a month after he disappeared from campus. Investigators were led there after finding traces of Fiocco’s blood around a trash compactor in his dorm building. He had last been seen sleeping in a friend’s room after a night of partying, and lawyers for Fiocco’s parents allege the 19-year-old was killed by a former TCNJ student who was able to enter the building.
As the Times of Trenton reports, Superior Court Judge Pedro Jimenez has decided the case can be made that TCNJ was grossly negligent and may have created a danger situation by allowing access to the dorms 16 hours a day and failing to make sure exterior doors were locked.