Author Archives: Kyle Hightower

  • Ex-FAMU Band Member Gets 1 Year in Hazing Death

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M band member has become the first person to be sentenced to jail time for his role in the hazing death of a drum major. Jessie Baskin was sentenced Friday to 51 weeks in the county jail, five years of probation and 300 hours of community ...

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  • Charges Dropped Against 1 Defendant in FAMU Case

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for one of the remaining defendants charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major said Saturday that prosecutors will not pursue charges against his client. Zachary White, the attorney for ex-band member Henry Nesbitt, told The Associated ...

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  • 12 Charged with Manslaughter in FAMU Death

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Twelve former Florida A&M University band members were charged Monday with manslaughter in the 2011 hazing death of a drum major. Ten of the band members had been charged last May with third-degree felony hazing for the death of 26-year-old Robert Champion, but ...

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