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FAMU hazing death case of Robert Champion turned over to prosecutors

Florida A&M Marching 100 Drum Major Robert Champion during a performance at halftime of the game against Howard University at Bragg Memorial Stadium on Oct. 8, 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida. Champion became ill and died after a game on November 19, 2011. AP Photo/Don Juan Moore

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Florida A&M "Marching 100" drum major Robert Champion during a performance at Bragg Memorial Stadium on Oct. 8, 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida.
AP Photo/Don Juan Moore
(CBS/AP) ORLANDO, Fla. - Detectives have turned over the evidence in their investigation into the alleged hazing death of a Florida A&M marching band member to prosecutors.

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According to CBS affiliate WKMG, the Ninth Circuit State Attorney's office reported that it had received a case package from the Orange County Sheriff's Office involving the investigation of the death of drum major Robert Champion on Nov. 19, 2011.

Authorities have said the 26-year-old student died from shock caused by severe bleeding after a hazing ritual on a bus outside an Orlando hotel where the band was staying.

While several band members have been charged with hazing-related crimes since Champion's death, no charges have been filed involving his case. Prosecutors won't say if or when they plan to file charges.

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