FAMU Hazing Defendant Accepts Plea Deal, Avoids Jail

Lasherry Codner pleaded no contest to felony hazing in the death of FAMU student Robert Champion and was sentenced to four years of probation.

(Photo: Courtesy Orange County Sheriff's Office)

Lasherry Codner, 22, accepted a plea deal Friday and pleaded no contest to felony hazing in the death of FAMU student Robert Champion, according to the Orlando Sentinel
A manslaughter charge against Codner was dropped and she was sentenced to four years of probation and must complete an anti-hazing course.

The lone woman charged in the 2011 hazing incident must also do 100 hours of community service and 50 hours of public speaking to middle and high school students about making poor decisions.

Former drum major Ryan Dean, who was involved in the incident, told investigators that Codner was behind Champion during the hazing either holding him back or pushing him.
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