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  • FAMU hazing trial begins Monday

    FAMU hazing trial begins Monday
    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...
  • FAMU drum major Robert Champion remembered by parents as "The Example"

     
    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...
  • FAMU's Champion died 'because his friends beat him to death,' prosecutor tells jurors

    FAMU's Champion died 'because his friends beat him to death,' prosecutor tells jurors
    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...
  • 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...
  • FAMU: Emerging from the haze: Front & Center

    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...
  • PSC represents the public, but you would hardly know it

    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...
  • Parents of FAMU hazing case victim: Sentence did not send message

    Parents of FAMU hazing case victim: Sentence did not send message
    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...
  • FAMU band member sentenced to a year in jail in Robert Champion hazing case

    FAMU band member sentenced to a year in jail in Robert Champion hazing case
    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...
  • Ex-FAMU band member gets 1 year in hazing death

    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...
  • Case dropped in hazing-death case

    Case dropped in hazing-death case
    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...
  • FAMU hazing trial delayed: Ex-band members charged in Robert Champion's death

    FAMU hazing trial delayed: Ex-band members charged in Robert Champion's death
    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...