3rd Defendant in FAMU Hazing Trial Pleads Guilty

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A third defendant charged with the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major is pleading guilty in an Orlando courtroom.

Caleb Jackson's attorney says his client plans to plead guilty to manslaughter and felony hazing Tuesday at the Orange County Courthouse.

Jackson had been held in Leon County Jail on a violation of probation since his arrest.

FAMU drum major Robert Champion died in Orlando in November 2011 after he collapsed following what prosecutors say was a savage beating during a hazing ritual.

A dozen former Florida A&M band members have been charged with manslaughter and felony hazing.

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