A former Florida A&M University marching band member was recently found guilty of manslaughter by a Florida jury. Dante Martin was in the “hot seat” on trial because of his role in the fatal hazing of drum major Robert Champion and could now face up to 15 years in prison on manslaughter charges according to reports. Three other Marching 100 members are still facing trial.
Jurors have found a former member of FAMU’s marching band guilty of manslaughter in the fatal hazing of Decatur native Robert Champion.
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According to NPR, prosecutors pinpointed Martin as the ringleader of the hazing tradition the night Champion was fatally beaten by FAMU band members.
Originally, Orange County authorities said that there have been no indications of foul play.