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AP: Charges coming in FAMU drum major's hazing death

At least five people will be arrested in the November hazing death of Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion, The Associated Press reported today.

From AP:  Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told AP that multiple defendants will be charged in 26-year-old Champion's death, although he refused to say what the charges are.

At least five defendants face a wide range of misdemeanor and felony charges, said Danielle Tavernier, a spokeswoman for the State Attorney's Office in Orlando. She refused to name the charges pending an announcement by prosecutors on Wednesday.

No arrests had been made by Tuesday afternoon. Both Demings and Tavernier said the arrests would likely take place in multiple jurisdictions.

In other news, two FAMU music professors accused of being present during a hazing ritual for band fraternity pledges in 2010 resigned under pressure from the university, AP reports. The professors were not arrested because the statute of limitations for misdemeanor hazing charges had expired by the time Tallahassee police concluded their investigation in March.

Read more here and here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 6:48pm]

    

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