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Florida State University / Champion Death / Hazing #1021081

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 02, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The death of Florida State University band member Robert Champion in a hazing death on a bus introduced; details given about the hazing statute. [Florida state attorney Lawson LAMAR†- explains why it is not murder.] [Last year, FSU president James AMMONS†- defends his handling of the case.]

(Atlanta: Randi Kaye) The investigation of Champion's hazing death on November 19, 2011, reviewed; 911 call played; details given about the outcome of the inquiries into the death from internal bleeding and about six prior band hazing incidents. [Mother Pam CHAMPION†- says it was brutal.] [At a memorial vigil, AMMONS - announces zero tolerance for hazing.] [At memorial, band director Julian WHITE - speaks.] [LAMAR - says he was pummelled to death.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with mother Pam Champion and family attorney Christopher Chestnut about the hazing death of her son. [CHAMPION - suggests she was hoping for a stronger charge and more people should be held accountable.] [CHESTNUT - says we will file a lawsuit against the school; talks about the law and hazing.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jeffrey Toobin) The evidence, the charges in the case and the problems with proving manslaughter discussed.

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi;
Jeffrey, Anderson Cooper,
Duration:
00:14:40

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