Autopsy: FAMU Drum Major Suffered Heavy Bleeding, Died Within An Hour Of Hazing Incident

Source: Douglas Stanglin / USA Today

The autopsy of a Florida A&M band member shows that the 26-year-old drum major suffered heavy bleeding in his back, chest and arms and died within an hour of a violent hazing incident, the Orlando Sentinel and Tallahassee Democrat report.

The Florida medical examiner’s office released a synopsis of the autopsy report last week in which it concluded that 26-year-old Champion’s death on Nov. 19 was a homicide.

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The full autopsy findings released Wednesday from the Orange-Osceola medical examiner’s office says the 235-pound, 6-foot-1 Champion did not suffer any broken bones, but that internal injuries from “blunt force trauma” led to the fatal shock.

The autopsy noted heavy bleeding into the muscle and fatty tissue of Champion’s back, chest and arms from the hazing and that he died within an hour after suffering the injuries.

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