Death of Florida A&M drum major ruled a homicide

Robert Champion, a drum major in Florida A&M University's Marching 100 band, performs during halftime of a football game in Orlando, Fla. (Joseph Brown III/The Tampa Tribune/AP Photo)

December 16, 2011 7:30:29 PM PST
The state medical examiner's office has ruled that the death of a Florida A&M University drum major last month was a homicide after concluding that the student was severely beaten in a hazing incident and died within an hour.