Robert Champion FAMU hazing death defendant faces decades in prison

Robert Champion of Decatur, Ga.
Robert Champion of Decatur, Ga.

Atlanta native Robert Champion’s hazing assailant Celeb Jackson pleaded no contest to being a participant in the beating of the Florida A&M University band member that lead to Champion’s death, WSB reported.
Jackson, 26, was to be sentenced on Tuesday, July 21, however, sentencing has been delayed since there was a mix-up in transportation from the Department of Corrections.
Jackson faces up to 35 years in prison.
Champion, a native of the Atlanta suburb of Decatur, Ga., was beaten by multiple fellow FAMU band members aboard the team bus in 2013 following a game. He suffered multiple internal injuries and died a short time later on the bus.
More than a dozen of Champion’s former band mates were convicted in his death. Most were given light sentences or were put on probation.

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