Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Updated: May 3, 3:24 PM ET
Felony charges in Florida A&M case
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A prosecutor says most of the 13 people charged in the death of Florida A&M university drum major will face
a felony hazing charge.
The prosecutor announced the charges at a news conference
Wednesday. State Attorney Lawson Lamar says 11 of the 13 people
charged will face the felony charge. The others will face a
Lamar says a conviction for felony hazing could bring up to
nearly six years in prison.
The charges come more than five months after 26-year-old Robert
Champion died aboard a chartered bus parked outside an Orlando
Detectives say Champion was hazed by band members following a performance. Authorities say Champion had bruises to his chest,
arms, shoulder and back. His internal bleeding caused him to go into shock, which killed him.