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Benjamin McNamee (left) and Jessie Baskin were charged in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion.  (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

FAMU Hazing Death Trial Postponed

The four remaining defendants in the hazing death case of a Florida A&M University student have had their trial postponed until October.

09/09/2014

(Source: famu.edu)

Remaining FAMU Hazing Defendants To Attend Hearing

Ten remaining defendants who were charged in the hazing death of Robert Champion, a former drum major at FAMU, are set to attend a status hearing Friday on their cases.

08/02/2013

The Florida A&M University marching band performs on the field prior to Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

FAMU Marches On With New Band Director

Another big change is near for Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 which hopes to return to the field in the future.

CBS Miami–05/07/2013

Benjamin McNamee (left) and Jessie Baskin were charged in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion.  (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

FAMU Hazing Suspects Plead Not Guilty To New Charges

Former Florida A&M band members are pleading not guilty to increased charges of manslaughter related to the death of drum major Robert Champion.

04/06/2013

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

FAMU Band Members Charged With Manslaughter In Hazing Death

New charges have been filed against ten former Florida A&M University band members accused in the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion.

03/04/2013

Florida A & M University (Source: FAMU.edu)

Board That Governs Fla. Universities Sees FAMU Hazing Report

A scathing report which contends FAMU officials failed to comply with state laws and regulations in years leading up to the death of a school drum major was shown to the board that governs Florida’s universities.

CBS4–01/16/2013

Florida A & M University (Source: FAMU.edu)

Lawyer: FAMU Hazing Incident Settlement Offer “Insulting”

Florida A&M university is being blasted by the lawyer for a student who died during a band hazing incident who said a proposed settlement in his death is unacceptable.

11/08/2012

The Florida A&M University marching band performs on the field prior to Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

FAMU Band Member Claims Verbal Harassment

A trombone player with the Florida A&M University marching band claims he was verbally harassed by a fellow band member for not joining a subgroup of the band’s trombone section known as “Thunder.”

CBS4–01/16/2012

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

Parents Of FAMU Student Killed In Hazing Stunt To Sue Bus Company

The parents of Robert Champion, a Florida A&M University band member who died after a hazing ritual last November, plan to sue the company that owns the bus where the hazing took place.

CBS4–01/10/2012

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

FAMU Board Approves Plan In Response To Band Member’s Death

The Florida A&M University board of trustees approved a plan on a 9-1 vote Monday to deal with the aftermath of the death of Robert Champion in a hazing incident.

CBS4–01/03/2012

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