*The unexpected death of Florida A&M University marching band drum major Robert Champion has been ruled a homicide according to USA Today. After being found in the back of a tour bus, the college student’s death looked like the result of a hazing incident.
The Orange-Osceola Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the 26-year-old’s death was the result of blunt-force trauma while he was being hazed, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
He “collapsed and died within an hour of a hazing incident during which he suffered multiple blunt trauma blows to his body,” the ME’s statement said. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said it would soon meet with the state attorney to decide whether charges will be filed, the Sentinel is also reporting.
The report also says he was died within an hour of “a hazing incident during which he suffered multiple blunt drama to his body.”