Robert Champion

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

Ex-Band FAMU Member Convicted In Hazing Death

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.

10/31/2014

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

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

FAMU Band Member’s Family Settles With Bus Company

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.

09/10/2014

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

(Source: famu.edu)

FAMU Trustees Look To Name New President In Early January

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.

12/29/2013

(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

(Source: American-School-Search.com)

Hearing For FAMU Hazing Defendants Rescheduled

A hearing to learn whether eight defendants who remain charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major would accept plea offers or go to trial has been rescheduled.

10/04/2013

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