Death Of Hazed FAMU Drum Major Ruled Homicide

Source:  Michael Winter / USA Today

The death of Florida A&M University marching band drum major Robert Champion has been ruled a homicide, the local medical examiner has announced.

The Orange-Osceola Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the 26-year-old’s death was the result of blunt-force trauma while he was being hazed, the Orlando Sentinel says.

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He “collapsed and died within an hour of a hazing incident during which he suffered multiple blunt trauma blows to his body,” the ME’s statement said.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said it would soon meet with the state attorney to decide whether charges will be filed, the Sentinel says.

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