Charges Are Planned in Florida A&M Hazing Death

The New York Times
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May 2, 2012

Criminal charges will be filed on Wednesday against members of the Florida A&M University marching band who were involved in the hazing death of a fellow student last fall, the police said Tuesday.

Capt. Angelo Nieves of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said charges against members of the school band would be announced at a news conference in Orlando.

The charges come after a six-month investigation into the death of Robert Champion, 26, a drum major who died in November after being severely beaten during a hazing ritual aboard a bus after a football game.