| Oct 26, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Robert Champion wanted respect. He got death.
Nearly three years after the Florida A&M University drum major died from a hazing in Orlando, the ex-band member accused of organizing the ritual will stand trial Monday, charged with manslaughter. Dante...
| Oct 28, 2014
The parents of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion held a moment of silence this morning outside the Orange County Courthouse to remember their son and other hazing victims as jury selection resumed in the trial of an ex-marching band member...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 5:32 PM
The mother of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion clutched his ballcap Tuesday as she arrived for the trial of Dante Martin, the former band member accused of organizing the hazing ritual that killed her son.
"I carry this hat with me as...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Lissette Sanchez, a graduate of Oak Ridge High School in Orlando, said she allowed Florida A&M University band members beat her to earn privileges on the Marching 100's percussion bus.
Sanchez, 21, testified this morning at the Orange County...
| 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...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Jessie Baskin, an admitted participant in the 2011 hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major, trembled Friday as a judge gave him nearly a year in the Orange County Jail for the crime.
The 22-year-old musician, who pleaded no contest to...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 1:55 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A former Florida A&M University band member has become the first person to be sentenced to jail time for his role in the hazing death of a drum major.
Jessie Baskin was sentenced Friday to 51 weeks in the county jail, five years of...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Prosecutors have dropped their case against Henry Nesbitt, one of the FAMU band members charged in the 2011 death of drum major Robert Champion, according to clerk's records and Nesbitt's attorney.
Nesbitt, now 27, wasn't initially charged but was...
| 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...