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Another FAMU Band Member Charged With Hazing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Another Florida A&M University band member faces a hazing charge, accused of organizing the beating of a female percussionist a few hours before drum major Robert Champion was beaten to death. […]

CBS Tampa–06/01/2012

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Defendant: Surviving Florida A&M Band Hazing Beating ‘Sign Of Respect’

A defendant says a Florida A&M drum major who died after being hazed got on a bus where band members were ritually beaten because it was a sign of respect to have survived such an encounter.

CBS Tampa–05/23/2012

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Prosecutor: Plea Deals Set In Florida A&M Hazing Case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor says two defendants accused of hazing a Florida A&M University band member are expected to plead guilty to lesser charges. Assistant State Attorney Stefanie Walters says they’ll be appearing […]


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Florida A&M Marching Band Suspended Another Year Over Hazing Death

Florida A&M University’s famed marching band is being suspended until 2013.

CBS Tampa–05/14/2012

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11th FAMU Hazing Death Defendant Arrested in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The last of 11 band members charged in the hazing death of a FloridaA&M drum major has turned herself in to authorities. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says 20-year-old Lasherry Codner surrendered Sunday […]

CBS Tampa–05/06/2012

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Attorney: Family of FAMU Hazing Victim ‘Thankful’

ATLANTA (AP) — The attorney for the family of a Florida A&M University band member who died from a hazing incident last fall said Robert Champion’s parents are “thankful” that authorities plan to file charges […]

CBS Tampa–05/02/2012

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University of Florida Frat Members Face Hazing Charge

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Nine members of a University of Florida fraternity are facing misdemeanor hazing charges after they allegedly struck and paddled pledges. The Gainesville Sun reported that the Alpha Phi Alpha members were charged […]

CBS Tampa–05/01/2012

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Lawsuit In FAMU Death Reveals Details Of Hazing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a Florida A&M band member who died after being hazed filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against the owner and driver of the charter bus where the ritual […]


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4 More Charged with Hazing at Fla. A&M University

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Four Florida A&M band members have been charged with hazing in connection with a series of beatings and paddlings last year at a private home in Tallahassee.

CBS Tampa–01/20/2012

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Family to Sue Owner of Bus where FAMU Student Died

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a Florida A&M band member who died after a hazing ritual last November said they will sue the company that owns the bus where the hazing took place.

CBS Tampa–01/10/2012



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