Suspect in FAMU Hazing Case to Enter Guilty Plea

Caleb Jackson's attorney says his client plans to plead guilty to manslaughter and felony hazing.

Posted: 04/16/2013 09:51 AM EDT

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 in Orange County court.

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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