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.
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.
Florida A & M University’s Marching 100 had played at a Super Bowl and before U.S. presidents.
The family of a Florida A&M University drum major who died after being hazed has reached a settlement with the owner of the bus in which the hazing took place, a family attorney said Wednesday.
The four remaining defendants in the hazing death case of a Florida A&M University student have had their trial postponed until October.
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.