| 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:...
| 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...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:16 AM
FAMU may learn Tuesday whether its probation will be lifted by its accrediting agency.
Last December, Florida A&M University was placed on a year of probation after the accrediting group discovered a variety of problems in the wake of drum major...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:27 PM
FAMU got off probation Tuesday, lifting a yearlong penalty sparked in part by the hazing death of Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion in Orlando.
"While we celebrate, let's also remember we have to keep up the good work that led to this outcome,"...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:04 AM
A FAMU hazing trial scheduled to begin today in Orange County was postponed this morning.
The criminal case of former FAMU drum major Jarrod Deas has been reset to June 25. He is charged with the misdemeanor hazing of Keon Hollis.
The case is...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:53 PM
FAMU hazing defendant Shawn Turner, who claimed he was drum major Robert Champion's "protector" and not an attacker, agreed today to plead no contest to felony hazing in the deadly ritual.
Turner, 27, will likely receive a community-service sentence...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 1:59 PM
The Orange County judge presiding over the FAMU hazing cases was unwilling Tuesday to cap at three years a possible prison sentence for an ex-band member charged with felony hazing and manslaughter in the death of Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion....
| Jul 6, 2013
Florida A&M University, to paraphrase a quote made famous by the Blues Brothers, is getting the band back together.
Last week's announcement that the university was lifting its suspension of the Marching 100 was meant to instill confidence that...