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Benjamin McNamee (left) and Jessie Baskin were charged in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion.  (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

FAMU Hazing Suspects Plead Not Guilty To New Charges

Former Florida A&M band members are pleading not guilty to increased charges of manslaughter related to the death of drum major Robert Champion.

04/06/2013

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

FAMU Band Members Charged With Manslaughter In Hazing Death

New charges have been filed against ten former Florida A&M University band members accused in the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion.

03/04/2013

Florida A & M University (Source: FAMU.edu)

Lawyer: FAMU Hazing Incident Settlement Offer “Insulting”

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.

11/08/2012

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

FAMU Board Approves Plan In Response To Band Member’s Death

The Florida A&M University board of trustees approved a plan on a 9-1 vote Monday to deal with the aftermath of the death of Robert Champion in a hazing incident.

CBS4–01/03/2012

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

Autopsy: FAMU Student Had Extensive Bleeding In Shoulder

The Florida A&M student whose death last month has uncovered a culture of hazing with the school’s famed marching band had extensive bleeding in his back and right shoulder.

CBS4–12/21/2011

Florida A & M University (Source: FAMU.edu)

Board Votes To Keep FAMU President In His Post

Defying a suggestion from Gov. Rick Schott, the Board of Trustees of Florida A&M University has voted to keep President James Ammons in his post as a state investigation into hazing continues.

CBS4–12/19/2011

Florida A & M University (Source: FAMU.edu)

FAMU President May Be Suspended Monday

The Board of Trustees of Florida A&M University could decide as early as Monday if they will comply with Gov. Rick Scott’s request and suspend school President James Ammons while authorities investigate the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion.

CBS4–12/18/2011

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

FAMU Drum Major’s Death Ruled A Homicide

A Florida A&M University drum major whose death revealed a culture of hazing within the school’s famed marching band died from shock caused by internal bleeding after suffering blunt force trauma, officials said Friday.

CBS4–12/16/2011

(Source: CBS4)

Fla. Gov. Confronted By FAMU Students

Florida Governor Rick Scott was confronted by students from Florida A&M University who are upset over the governor’s call to suspend FAMU’s president amid multiple investigations into the death of a marching band member.

CBS4–12/16/2011

Governor Rick Scott

Gov. Scott Calls For Suspension Of FAMU President

Governor Rick Scott has called for the president of Florida A & M University in the wake of a hazing related death of a marching band member and fraud probe.

CBS4–12/15/2011

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