A prosecutor in the case of three former band members charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major said all who participated, including the victim, knew it was illegal.
A former Florida A&M University band member who reportedly orchestrated the hazing of of drum major Robert Champion, an act which led to his death, has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.
The sentencing is coming soon for a former Florida A&M University band member convicted last year of manslaughter and felony hazing in the death of a drum major.
A jury convicted a former Florida A&M band member of manslaughter and felony hazing on Friday in connection to the death of a drum major.
During opening statements in the Florida A&M University hazing trial, prosecutors said a former band member was the main organizer of the brutal hazing which killed another member.
Another big change is near for Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 which hopes to return to the field in the future.
Just months after a national spotlight triggered by hazing at Florida A&M University started to fade, allegations of hazing in another school organization have surfaced.
In what may be the first position of its kind, an anti-hazing administrator was hired at Florida A&M University.
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.
Eleven Florida A&M University band members charged in connection with the felony hazing death of drum major Robert Champion will go on trial in October.