Former Band Member On Trial In Florida A&M Hazing Death Three years after Florida A&M student Robert Champion died after a beating on a bus, a member of the university's marching band is on trial for manslaughter.
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Former Band Member On Trial In Florida A&M Hazing Death

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Former Band Member On Trial In Florida A&M Hazing Death

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Former Band Member On Trial In Florida A&M Hazing Death

Former Band Member On Trial In Florida A&M Hazing Death

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Three years after Florida A&M student Robert Champion died after a beating on a bus, a member of the university's marching band is on trial for manslaughter. Prosecutors say it was hazing. The defense says it was a tradition more akin to an athletic accomplishment — and one Champion joined in willingly.