| Oct 31, 2014
| 2:05 PM
A 26-year-old former member of Florida A&M's vaunted marching band was convicted of manslaughter and hazing Friday, nearly three years after band member Robert Champion was beaten to death with drumsticks, mallets and other items during a hazing ritual....
| Nov 3, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Hazing death conviction
The death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion was senseless. It didn't have to happen.
Nevertheless, the brutal way in which Champion died speaks volumes. Of course, Dante Martin's guilty verdict in the fatal...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 3:02 PM
The hazing death of Florida A&M University Drum Major Robert Champion led to the suspension of the university's celebrated band and toppled both the band director and FAMU's president from their positions.
Soon the case could bear another distinction:...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:42 PM
The parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion have settled the wrongful-death lawsuit against the company that owned the bus on which their son was beaten during a band hazing in Orlando before he was pronounced dead.
The confidential pact, however, has...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Last week, Fabulous Coach Lines settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the parents of Robert Champion. The 26-year-old Florida A&M drum major was killed nearly three years ago in a hazing ritual on a company bus. The family's suit still hangs over the...
| Sep 13, 2014
Forty years ago, a Florida Legislature that actually cared about the public created an agency to represent consumers when utilities want more money. Two weeks ago, consumers lost that clout.
In a unanimous ruling, the Florida Supreme Court blessed the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:43 PM
The parents of the 26-year-old man killed in the FAMU hazing case did not feel like the sentence given to former drum major on Friday was strong enough.
Jarrod Deas was sentenced to five years probation and 100 hours of community service after pleading...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:11 AM
A judge on Monday agreed to delay the trial of several former FAMU marching band members charged with manslaughter and hazing in the death of drum major Robert Champion after the Florida Classic in 2011.
Five former members of the Florida A&M University...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:22 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Tuesday.
Here's what we're reading so far.
* Orlando Sentinel reports that jury selection begins today in a FAMU hazing case indirectly related to the death of Robert Champion.
* Sun-Sentinel reports...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Prosecutors today added manslaughter and felony hazing to their case against former FAMU drum major Jarrod Deas, who was once charged only with a misdemeanor.
Deas, 24, was scheduled to appear in court this morning on a misdemeanor charge of hazing in an...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:51 PM
TALLAHASSEE — FAMU on Thursday lifted the suspension of its famed marching band, which had been prohibited from performing since the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion after the Florida Classic football game in Orlando in 2011.