ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — A former Florida A & M University band member is set to be sentenced for his role in a drum major’s hazing death.
Caleb Jackson is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday after it was postponed last month. The 26-year-old pleaded no contest to manslaughter and hazing in 2013 for his role in the 2011 death of Robert Champion, who was from Decatur, Georgia. Jackson faces 35 years in prison.
A judge previously gave Jackson four years in prison after his arrest in Champion’s case, for violating probation in an unrelated battery case.
Fifteen former band members were charged in Champion’s death. One received six years in prison; another served a year in county jail. Most were sentenced to community service and probation.
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