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Four FAMU students arrested in hazing case



Four members of Florida A&M's famed Marching 100 band were arrested on charges of hazing late Thursday.

The charges stem from a separate event than the Nov. 19 incident in which drum major Robert Champion died from injuries he sustained from a severe beating after a rivalry football game.

The students — Hakeem Birch, Brandon Benson, Anthony Mingo and Denise Bailey — belonged to a subgroup for clarinetists known as the "Clones," according to an arrest warrant.

Read reporter Katie Sanders' breaking news report as it develops here.

[Last modified: Friday, January 20, 2012 12:55pm]


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