ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A jury has been picked in the trial of one of the four remaining Florida A&M University band members charged in the hazing death of a drum major.
A jury of four women and two men was selected Tuesday.
State Attorney Jeff Ashton says none of the jurors are African-American. FAMU is a historically black university.
Opening statements were expected later in the day.
The trial begins nearly three years after Robert Champion, of Decatur, Georgia, died from what authorities say was a hazing ritual in November 2011.
His death has shined a spotlight on a hazing ritual at FAMU known as “crossing Bus C,” and caused the band to be suspended for more than a year. It also contributed to the resignation of the university’s president.
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