Three more people have been convicted of manslaughter and felony hazing in the case of the death of a Florida A & M University student who died after being hazed three years ago.
Manslaughter convictions have come down on the last three defendants accused of hazing a Florida A&M drum major to death. Friday’s verdict ended a three-year-old case that shined a light on ritualized hazing within the school’s famed band.
Three years have passed since the brutal beating death of a Florida A&M University drum major exposed a culture of hazing within the school’s band.
It’s been nearly nearly three years since Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion died after being beaten and now the trial of four members of FAMU’s band is set to start on charges of felony hazing and manslaughter.
Florida A & M University’s Marching 100 had played at a Super Bowl and before U.S. presidents.
The four remaining defendants in the hazing death case of a Florida A&M University student have had their trial postponed until October.
The investigation into the possible hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major may have uncovered a new problem at the university.
Two Florida A&M band were in court Tuesday, after they and a third person were charged in the beatings of another band member who missed a meeting, an incident which came about three weeks before drum major Robert Champion died during a band trip to Orlando, police said. They claim both incidents are Hazing, but the students in court Tuesday denied that.