Monthly Archives: June 2012

Judge sets October trial for FAMU hazing suspects

Robert Champion

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge has set an October trial date for 11 marching band members charged with felony hazing in the death of a Florida A&M drum major. An attorney for one of the former band members said Thursday the trial likely won’t start until next year, though, because of the number of defendants and witnesses who need to be interviewed.

“Given the amount of discovery, and everything that needs to be done in this case, and the number of defendants, it will be difficult for the case to be ready for trial at that date,” said Craig Brown, an attorney for defendant Aaron Golson. “There is a lot that has to be gone through.” A list filed by prosecutors last month shows almost 85 potential witnesses for the trial. Read the rest of this entry

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FAMU BOT to discuss new efforts to prevent hazing and restructure the band. New Special Assistant for Anti-Hazing, Compliance Officer among measures

FAMU Press office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) President James H. Ammons will present to the FAMU Board of Trustees (BOT) for discussion new measures the university was asked to develop as part of the BOT’s updated Anti-Hazing Plan. Read the rest of this entry

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