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May 4, 2012

Their son, Robert Champion, died after being pummeled in hazing ritual

The parents of a 26-year-old drum major want the Florida A&M University marching band program disbanded until the school rids itself of the kind of hazing rituals that resulted in their son's death.

Robert Champion Jr., who was gay, was pummeled aboard a bus by fellow band members after a performance against a rival school and 13 people were charged this week (3 May) in his death.

May 3, 2012

Robert Champion Jr. died after being pummeled in hazing ritual

Five months after Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion Jr. died following a pummeling by fellow members of the marching band, 13 people have been charged in his death.

The death of the 26-year-old Champion, who was gay, has brought about a focus on college hazing rituals. The beating took place aboard a chartered bus parked outside of a Orlando hotel after a performance.