Daily Archives: June 14, 2012
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