Nightly News   |  January 01, 1910

12 ex-Florida A&M band members charged with manslaughter

The Florida state’s attorney office is charging 12 former FAMU band members with manslaughter in the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion who died on a bus after one of the band’s performances. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> ten former members of the florida a&m marching band are being charged with manslaughter, according to a report tonight. in the hazing death of drum major robert champion, back in november of 2011 . these charges are more severe than the initial felony hazing charges. champion died from internal bleeding after being beaten during a hazing ritual . two other students who were not previously charged also now face manslaughter accusations, and all of the suspects could get as much as 15 years in prison.