FAMU Hazing

Group Of Lawyers Backing Challenge To Anti-Hazing Law

Jun 23, 2017
FAMU Drum Major Robert Champion died due to injuries sustained in a hazing ritual. His family is suing FAMU.
FAMU

A statewide organization of criminal defense attorneys wants to support a former Florida A&M University band member in his challenge to the constitutionality of a state anti-hazing law.

FAMU Drum Major Robert Champion died due to injuries sustained in a hazing ritual. His family is suing FAMU.
FAMU

The Florida Supreme Court will take up an appeal by a former Florida A&M University band member. Dante Martin is serving a seven-year prison sentence for the hazing death of a drum major.

Michael Morton

Five years before Florida A&M University drum Major Robert Champion died in a 2011 hazing incident, the school served as the test case for one of the nation’s toughest hazing laws. Michael Morton and Jason Harris served two years in prison before their convictions were overturned in 2009. Now Morton is an advisor on the Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Advisory Council for the FAMU-Florida State University College of Engineering and works at Johnson and Johnson.

Tony Levell

An Orlando judge is weighing whether to dismiss a civil lawsuit against Florida A&M University. The family of Robert Champion sued the school after the drum major died following a 2011 hazing ritual.

Caleb Jackson was one of 15 people arrested for the Nov. 2011 hazing death of FAMU Drum Major, Robert Champion.
Leon County Jail / Leon County Sheriff's Office

The last defendant in the Florida A&M University hazing death of a drum major has received a four-year prison sentence. Caleb Jackson pled no contest to manslaughter for his role in the death of Robert Champion.

FAMU Drum Major Robert Champion died due to injuries sustained in a hazing ritual. His family is suing FAMU.
FAMU

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The attorney suing Florida A&M University over the fatal hazing of drum major Robert Champion has been reinstated to practice law in Florida.
 
     The Florida Bar notified Christopher Chestnut on Thursday that he is no longer delinquent for not having taken 30 hours of continuing legal-education classes over the past three years.

An Orlando jury has handed down hazing and manslaughter convictions to the final three defendants in the death of a Florida A&M University marching band drum major. The verdict brings a three and a half year old legal saga to a close.

Robert Champion, a FAMU Drum Major, died in Nov. 2011 from injuries related to a hazing ritual.
Robert Champion

The three remaining defendants charged in the death of a former FAMU drum major are set to go to trial this month.