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Robert Champion hazing death charges to be filed in FAMU band case

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

FAMU hazing death was retaliation: parents
Florida A&M Marching 100 Drum Major Robert Champion at Bragg Memorial Stadium on Oct. 8, 2011 in Tallahassee, Fla.
AP Photo/Don Juan Moore
(CBS/AP) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Criminal charges will be filed in the hazing death of Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion, authorities said Tuesday.  CBS News has learned that nearly a dozen people will face charges ranging from misdemeanors to felonies.

Pictures: Florida A&M hazing case

Detectives say Champion suffered blunt trauma blows and that he died from shock caused by severe bleeding after he was hazed by other band members on a bus parked outside an Orlando hotel.

Since Champion's death, FAMU and other schools have been under intense scrutiny about how they handle complaints of hazing.

Complete coverage of the Florida A&M hazing case on Crimesider

  • Barry Leibowitz

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