Monday, March 17, 2014

FAMU Hazing: Charges dropped against Ex Band Member

Prosecutors have dropped their case against Henry Nesbitt, one of the FAMU band members charged in the 2011 death of drum major Robert Champion, according to clerk's records and Nesbitt's attorney.
Nesbitt, now 27, wasn't initially charged but was added as a defendant when Orange-Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton upgraded the hazing cases against the band members to manslaughter last year.
"Certainly [Nesbitt is] relieved that he's no longer being charged with these crimes," his attorney, Zachary White, said when reached by the Orlando Sentinel on Saturday.

White said the prosecution's decision to drop Nesbitt's charges did not stem from any agreement on his client's behalf, though he is still listed as a state witness and "plans to comply with whatever they ask of him."
Before the charges were dropped, "we were preparing to go to trial," White said, adding: "It was the state's decision to do that, and we're just fortunate that he's no longer charged with it."

(BlackMediaScoop) Florida prosecutors have dropped charges against a former band member who called 911 after Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion was beaten during a hazing ritual. - See more at:

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