Monday, March 31, 2014

Former Student sentenced in the Robert Champion Jr. Death Case

Some news on the Robert Champion Jr. case.

Quick recap: Robert Champion was a gay student that was hazed to death by members of the FAMU marching band. This case has been going on for a few years and now, we have some movement.

Jessie Baskin was sentenced to 51 weeks in the county jail, five years of probation, and 300 hours of community service for participating in Robert's death. This is the first case to come, others will possibly follow.

Fifteen others were charged with manslaughter. Seven have been sentenced with a mix of probation and community service. One of the former band members, Caleb Jackson is awaiting sentencing.


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