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Historic day for sentencing in death of FAMU band leader Robert Champion

Today, 3 defendants in the death of FAMU bandleader face sentences of up to 20 years. My informed estimate is that 6 to 9 years will be the stiffest sentence imposed.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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