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  • Former FAMU Band Member Gets 1 Year Sentence in Champion Hazing Death

    Mar 29, 14 by EurPublisher Leave a comment


    *Remember Robert Champion, the drum major for the Florida A&M marching band who was hazed to death b y other band members? Well, on Friday, one of the people involved with Champion’s death was sentenced to jail time in an Orlando, Florida courtroom. Here’s what MSN News is reporting: Jessie Baskin was sentenced to 51 […]

  • 12 FAMU Band Members Charged with Manslaughter

    Mar 5, 13 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *A little over a year later, after the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major, 26-year-old Robert Champion, twelve former band mates have been charged with manslaughter. Two others have been charged in the incident as well. According to the Huffington Post, defendants are facing 15-year prison sentences. Champion died in November 2011 in […]

  • Family of FAMU Hazing Victim Rejects $300K Settlement

    Nov 9, 12 by EURpublisher02 3 Comments


    *Florida A&M University has offered $300,000 – the maximum it says it can offer without state legislative action – as a settlement to the family of Robert Champion Jr., the drum major who died after a hazing ritual last year, a university attorney said Thursday. However, the family’s attorney, Chris Chestnut, said that the offer […]

  • No Jail for Student Involved in FAMU Hazing Death

    Oct 23, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *One of the students who was involved in the death of FAMU Marching Band member Robert Champion during a hazing initiation was sentenced Monday to six months of community control, two years of supervised probation and 200 hours of community service. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB's RSS FEED] Brian Jones, who had previously pleaded not guilty before […]

  • FAMU Band Member Charged with Felony Hazing

    Aug 29, 12 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments


    *Florida A&M marching band member Dante Martin faces felony hazing charges in relation to the death of former FAMU drum major Robert Champion. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB's RSS FEED] Authorities say Champion was beaten to death in November by Marching 100 members during a hazing incident aboard one of the band’s charter buses.   Martin is […]

  • FAMU President James Ammons Steps Down Immediately

    Jul 16, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *James Ammons, who had earlier announced that he would step down as president of Florida A&M University in the fall, abruptly announced today that he was leaving – effective immediately — amid the continuing fallout surrounding the hazing scandal involving the school’s famed marching band. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB's RSS FEED] At an emergency meeting of […]