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Florida A&M Hazers Charged With Manslaughter

Prosecutors up charges for 10 students in Robert Champion case, charge 2 more

(Newser) - Prosecutors are charging 12 former Florida A&M University band members with manslaughter in the 2011 hazing death of a drum major. Ten of the band members had been charged last May with felony hazing for the death of 26-year-old Robert Champion, but prosecutors said today they are raising the... More »

Florida A&M Prez Resigns Over Hazing Death

Robert Champion's family expected to file lawsuit today

(Newser) - Florida A&M University President James Ammons announced his plans to resign today, in the fallout over the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion , whose family is expected to file a lawsuit against the university today, the Orlando Sentinel reports. But Ammons won't actually step down until Oct.... More »

13 Charged in Band Member's Hazing Death

Robert Champion of Florida A&M was beaten on a bus

(Newser) - Thirteen people were charged today for their roles in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major who was severely beaten in what appears to be one of the biggest college hazing cases ever. The charges were announced more than five months after 26-year-old Robert Champion died... More »

Florida Band Players Face Charges in Hazing Death

Music profs resign in separate incident

(Newser) - Florida A&M band members will be hit with criminal charges today following a six-month investigation into the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion . The charges come as two music professors at the school have had to resign over alleged involvement in another hazing incident, their lawyer says. A... More »

Death of Hazed Drum Major Ruled a Homicide

Death caused by 'blunt force trauma sustained during hazing incident'

(Newser) - A Florida A&M University drum major who died after being hazed was indeed killed by that hazing, and his death has been ruled a homicide. The Orange-Osceola Medical Examiner's Office today revealed that Robert Champion's death was the result of "blunt force trauma sustained during a... More »

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