Prosecutors get evidence in alleged hazing death

Detectives have turned over evidence to prosecutors in the

alleged hazing death of a Florida A&M marching band member.

The Ninth Circuit State Attorney’s office reported Monday that

it had received a case package from the Orange County Sheriff’s

Office involving the investigation of the death of drum major

Robert Champion.

Authorities have said the 26-year-old student died Nov. 19 from

shock caused by severe bleeding after a hazing ritual on a bus

outside an Orlando hotel where the band was staying. The dead came

hours after Florida A&M’s annual football game against

archrival Bethune-Cookman.

While several band members have been charged with hazing-related

crimes since Champion’s death, no charges have been filed involving

his case. Prosecutors won’t say if or when they plan to file

charges.