A former Florida A & M University band member faces up to 35 years in prison when he’s sentenced Tuesday for his role in the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion.
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.
One of the former Florida A&M band members involved in the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion could become the first to be sentenced to jail.
Florida A&M University is still on track to name its next president at the beginning of the new year. FAMU began the search after James H. Ammons resigned in July 2012, stepping down in the wake of the November 2011 hazing death of Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion.
Former Florida A&M band members are pleading not guilty to increased charges of manslaughter related to the death of drum major Robert Champion.
The state’s Board of Governors will meet Wednesday and Thursday at Florida A&M University to discuss improvements being made on the campus.
New charges have been filed against ten former Florida A&M University band members accused in the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion.
In what may be the first position of its kind, an anti-hazing administrator was hired at Florida A&M University.
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.
The first of a dozen defendants charged in the hazing death of a Florida A & M drum major pleaded no contest to third degree felony charges Tuesday.