Jeff Ashton

Robert Champion with FAMU band.  (Courtesy: The Champion Family)

Prosecutor: Fmr. FAMU Band Member Organized Hazing Which Killed Champion

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.

10/28/2014

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: 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)

Hazing Trial Set To Start For 4 FAMU Band Members

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.

10/27/2014

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: 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)

Hazing Trial Starts For Four FAMU Band Members

Florida A & M University’s Marching 100 had played at a Super Bowl and before U.S. presidents.

10/26/2014

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

Robert Champion with FAMU band.  (Courtesy: The Champion Family)

Former FAMU Band Member Receives Jail Sentence For Hazing Death

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.

03/28/2014

ORLANDO, FL - MAY 4:  In this booking photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Office, Ibragim Todashev poses for his mug shot after being arrested for aggravated battery May 4, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. Todashev was being questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on May 22, 2013 about his ties to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects when he was killed by an FBI agent after attacking the agent.  (Photo by Orange County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

Probe Into Death Of Friend Of Suspected Boston Marathon Bomber To Continue Into 2014

The Orlando prosecutor examining the death of a Chechen man who was shot to death by an FBI agent during questioning about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect will not complete his review until 2014.

12/14/2013

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

Two Former FAMU Band Members Take A Plea In Death Of Drum Major

Two more former band members charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major have made plea deals.

11/13/2013

Casey Anthony (right), accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, appears in court with attorney Jose Baez in Orlando.  (Source: AP)

Casey Anthony Trial Movie To Air In January

A behind the scenes look at the trial of Casey Anthony is getting the movie treatment. Rob Lowe will star in “Prosecuting Casey Anthony” which is based on prosecutor Jeff Ashton’s book “Imperfect Justice.”

11/28/2012

Casey Anthony smiles before the start of her sentencing hearing on charges of lying to a law enforcement officer at the Orange County Courthouse July 7, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.  Anthony was acquitted of murder charges on July 5, 2011 but will serve four, one-year sentences on her conviction of lying to a law enforcement officer. She will be credited for the nearly three-years of time served and good behavior and will be released July 13.  (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Detectives Overlooked Google Search In Casey Anthony Case

The Florida sheriff’s office responsible for the investigation of Caylee Anthony’s death confirmed Sunday that it overlooked online evidence.

11/25/2012

Casey Anthony smiles before the start of her sentencing hearing on charges of lying to a law enforcement officer at the Orange County Courthouse July 7, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.  Anthony was acquitted of murder charges on July 5, 2011 but will serve four, one-year sentences on her conviction of lying to a law enforcement officer. She will be credited for the nearly three-years of time served and good behavior and will be released July 13.  (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

New Book On Casey Anthony Trial Blasts Defense, Jury

A retired prosecutor who took part in the Casey Anthony murder trial takes shots at the defense and the jury in a new book which hits the shelves Tuesday.

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