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Ex-Band Members Charged With Manslaughter In Hazing Death Of Drum Major (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

March 5, 2013 Updated Mar 5, 2013 at 1:11 PM EDT

FLORIDA (www.incnow.tv) -- 12 former band members at Florida A&M University will now face manslaughter charges for the 2011 death of drum major, Robert Champion.

Last spring 10 of the former band members were charged with hazing, a third-degree felony. The hazing ritual happened after a performance on a bus.

Monday the Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office informed the defendants' attorneys that they will also face second-degree manslaughter charges. Two additional former band members are being charged.

The manslaughter charge carries a maximum sentence of 15-years in prison which is 10 more than they were facing for the hazing charges.




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