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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 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)

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

(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

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

Autopsy: FAMU Student Had Extensive Bleeding In Shoulder

The Florida A&M student whose death last month has uncovered a culture of hazing with the school’s famed marching band had extensive bleeding in his back and right shoulder.

CBS4–12/21/2011

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

FAMU Drum Major’s Death Ruled A Homicide

A Florida A&M University drum major whose death revealed a culture of hazing within the school’s famed marching band died from shock caused by internal bleeding after suffering blunt force trauma, officials said Friday.

CBS4–12/16/2011

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Fla. Gov. Confronted By FAMU Students

Florida Governor Rick Scott was confronted by students from Florida A&M University who are upset over the governor’s call to suspend FAMU’s president amid multiple investigations into the death of a marching band member.

CBS4–12/16/2011

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

Investigators: Possible Fraud Uncovered At FAMU

The investigation into the possible hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major may have uncovered a new problem at the university.

CBS4–12/14/2011

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott: FAMU Right To Delay Task Force

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is taking a stance on the alleged hazing incident that left a Florida A&M University student dead. On Friday, Scott said he agreed with FAMU’s decision to postpone the work of a university task force set up after the death of a marching band member.

CBS4–12/02/2011

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

Fla. Colleges To Review Hazing Rules In Wake Of FAMU Student Death

Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants university presidents to closely re-examine their current hazing policies in the wake of the death of a Florida A&M University drum major.

CBS4–12/01/2011

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