Dante Martin, the former Florida A&M student responsible for the death of drum major Robert Champion Jr., was sentenced to over six years in prison for organizing the hazing ritual that killed him in November 2011.
Martin was apologetic to Champion’s family during the sentencing at the Orange County courthouse on Friday. The 26-year-old planned the hazing of Champion on a school bus called “Crossing Bus C.” As Champion walked through the center of the bus, he was kicked and punched by otherbandmates. Champion’s death was later ruled a homicide over the multiple blunt trauma he suffered during the hazing. According to CNN:
In October, Martin was found guilty of manslaughter and felony hazing. On Friday, an Orange County circuit court judge sentenced him to 77 months.
“I honestly am ashamed that I can even remotely be a part or associated with anything that could take the…
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