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.
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.
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.