Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Robert Champion’s Hazing Death

A look at the case of the young and talented Florida A&M University clarinet player and drum major, killed by injuries sustained in a hazing ritual that went too far.

Slideshow: Hazed and Accused

Though fraternal organizations have condemned hazing practices, reckless and even lethal hazing still occurs. A look in photos at some recent cases.

Details of Robert Champion Ordeal Emerge

On November 19, 2011, F.A.M.U. drum major Robert Champion walked onto Bus C and endured the ultimate beat down, after which he would have “crossed over,” and become a fully initiated member of the Marching 100. Things, however, did not go as planned, and Champion wound up dead.

Final Suspect Charged in Drum Major Hazing Death

The last of eleven Florida A&M University students facing felony charges stemming from the November, 2011, hazing death of 26-year-old drum major Robert Champion, has turned herself in.  Lasherry Codner, 20, was booked into Orange County jail and charged with felony hazing.    Codner, whose unfortunate choice of  Twitter username is @LadyofAttack, faces up to six years [...]

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