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  • 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...

    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...

    Robert Champion's family holds memorial to remember his hazing death

    Robert Champion's family holds memorial to remember his hazing death
    Pamela Champion released six white balloons into the evening sky after saying a prayer for her son, Robert Champion, who died after a brutal hazing two years ago. She and her husband, Robert Champion Sr., drove to Orlando from Decatur, Ga., on Tuesday...

    FAMU, B-CU marching bands reunite at Battle of the Bands

    FAMU, B-CU marching bands reunite at Battle of the Bands
    For the first time in two years, the Florida A&M Marching 100 and the Bethune-Cookman Marching Wildcats performed on the same field Friday night. And the rivalry and showmanship between FAMU and BC-U hasn't gone away. The two historically black...