Crime

Six Reject Plea Deals in Florida Hazing Death Case

Will go to trial over college band drum major's death

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Lawyers for six people charged in the hazing death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion said their defendants will go to trial.

The six decided against plea deals nearly two years after Champion's death caught national attention and sidelined the Marching 100 band. 

The former FAMU band members face manslaughter and hazing charges in the November 2011 death of Champion of Decatur, Ga.

"Well, that's their right.  I can't say whether it was right or wrong, but that's their right," said Champion's father Robert Champion, Sr.

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