Sacred Heart University denies wrongdoing in choking death of student during pancake eating contest

Connecticut

A Connecticut university is denying any wrong doing in the choking death of a student during a pancake eating contest.

Lawyers for Sacred Heart University in Fairfield blamed Caitlin Nelson’s own actions for her death.

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Revealed in court documents filed on Tuesday, is in response to a wrongful lawsuit brought by Nelson’s mother.

The 20-year-old choked on pancakes in March 2017 and died three days later of accidental asphyxia.
 

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