In an Orange County courtroom ,Jessie Baskin, 22, looks at his mother who was overtaken with emotion Friday, March 28, 2014,  after he was sentenced  to a year in jail for the beating death of  Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion. Baskin pleaded no contest to manslaughter in November. He is one of several FAMU band members who have pleaded to charges in connection with the hazing death of Robert Champion. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Red Huber)

Ex-FAMU band member gets 1 year in hazing death

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M band member on Friday became the first person to be sentenced to jail time for his role in the hazing death of a drum major. Jessie Baskin […]


1st defendant sentenced in FAMU hazing case

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The first of a dozen defendants to be sentenced in last year’s hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major avoided jail time when he received his punishment Monday, but he […]


FAMU hazing defendant enters no contest plea

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The first of more than a dozen defendants charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major has entered a plea of no contest to third-degree felony hazing. An […]


Florida A&M president resigns in wake of hazing scandal

(AP) – Florida A&M President James Ammons has resigned the same day parents of a drum major who died after being hazed added the university to a wrongful death lawsuit. Ammons resigned Wednesday in a […]


Calif. teacher, 4 students arrested in hazing case

(AP) – A Southern California high school teacher has been arrested on suspicion of directing students to assault another student in a classroom hazing incident. Fontana police said Sunday that 27-year-old Emmanuel Delarosa, along with […]



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