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  • Jury selection begins in fatal hazing trial for three ex-FAMU band members

    Jury selection begins in fatal hazing trial for three ex-FAMU band members
    Jury selection is underway in the trial of three ex-FAMU band members accused of hazing drum major Robert Champion to death in 2011. Aaron Golson, Benjamin McNamee and Darryl Cearnel will stand trial together. Each face manslaughter and felony...
  • Jury selection moves to Day 2 in FAMU hazing case

    The manslaughter trial of the remaining three former band members charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major will move to a second day with opening statements expected Tuesday. Attorneys dismissed 18 prospective jurors after questioning a...
  • 3 more FAMU ex-band members face trial in fatal hazing

    3 more FAMU ex-band members face trial in fatal hazing
    The second trial in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion is set to begin today , and this time three ex-band members will face a jury together. One initially told investigators he tried to save Champion after the 26-year-old collapsed....
  • Trial beginning for last 3 defendants in FAMU hazing case

    Three years have passed since the brutal beating death of a Florida A&M University drum major exposed a culture of hazing within the school's band. The final three former band members charged with manslaughter and felony hazing in the death of Robert...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for April 8

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. CONGRESSMAN GRAYSON AND WIFE AGREE TO ANNULMENT U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson and his wife have agreed to an annulment of their 24-year marriage and are continuing...
  • FAMU hazing death: Trial set for three defendants

    FAMU hazing death: Trial set for three defendants
    The trial of three men charged in the fatal hazing of FAMU drum major Robert Champion is set for April 20, according to a lawyer for one of the ex-band members. Aaron Golson, Benjamin McNamee and Darryl Cearnel will face a jury together, Golson's...
  • 3 remaining defendants in FAMU hazing case set for trial

    The three remaining defendants charged in the death of a former FAMU drum major are set to go to trial this month. The attorneys for Aaron Golson, Benjamin McNamee and Darryl Cearnel told Judge Renee Roche on Tuesday that they were ready for trial. Roche...
  • Former FAMU band member guilty of manslaughter in Robert Champion hazing case

    Former FAMU band member guilty of manslaughter in Robert Champion hazing case
    The manslaughter verdict in the fatal hazing of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion should send a message as loud and clear as the famous Marching 100 band, State Attorney Jeff Ashton said Friday. “I hope this scares people enough...
  • FAMU drummer endured hazing to earn bus 'privileges'

    FAMU drummer endured hazing to earn bus 'privileges'
    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...
  • Judge rejects Martin's bid for new trial in FAMU hazing

    Judge rejects Martin's bid for new trial in FAMU hazing
    A judge has rejected a request for a new trial by Dante Martin, who faces up to 22 years in prison for his role in the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion. Martin's legal team argued that Orange Circuit Judge Renee Roche...
  • Man sentenced in FAMU hazing death released from jail

    Man sentenced in FAMU hazing death released from jail
    A man jailed on manslaughter charges in the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion was released Thursday. Jessie Baskin was released from the Orange County Corrections Department at 9:26 a.m., department spokeswoman Carrie...