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  • State, defense rest in FAMU hazing trial

    State, defense rest in FAMU hazing trial
    Lawyers for Dante Martin did not call a single witness in defense of the former Florida A&M University percussionist accused of organizing the ritual that killed FAMU drum major Robert Champion nearly three years ago. Martin, 27, also did not testify in...
  • Man convicted in hazing death of Florida A&M band member

    Man convicted in hazing death of Florida A&M band member
    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....
  • Hazing conviction, public service and traffic: Letters

    Hazing conviction, public service and traffic: Letters
    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...
  • Hazing conviction sends right message

    Hazing conviction sends right message
    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:...
  • 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...
  • Claims bill would compensate FAMU drum major's family in hazing death

    Claims bill would compensate FAMU drum major's family in hazing death
    Proposed legislation was filed Thursday in the Florida Senate that would compensate the parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion for pain and suffering they endured in the hazing death of their son. The proposed measure, known as a "claims" bill,...
  • FAMU hazing defendant Lasherry Codner avoids jail in Robert Champion's death

    FAMU hazing defendant Lasherry Codner avoids jail in Robert Champion's death
    The only female band member charged in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion was sentenced today to speak to high school and middle school students about "poor decisions" and the evils of hazing as punishment for her role in the deadly...
  • FAMU drummer sobs, gets probation in Champion's death

    FAMU drummer sobs, gets probation in Champion's death
    The only female band member charged in the fatal hazing of FAMU drum major Robert Champion was ordered Friday to speak to high school students and middle schoolers about the dangers of hazing as punishment for her role in the deadly ritual which took...
  • Comeback for FAMU band starts in Orlando next month

    Comeback for FAMU band starts in Orlando next month
    The band is back. After nearly two years of silence, the Florida A&M Marching 100 will be performing again — bringing its trailblazing music and moves to Orlando on Sept. 1. But the celebrated band will be different in many ways, FAMU leaders...