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Autopsy details revealed in FAMU drum major's death

ATLANTA (WXIA) - Autopsy details from the examination of Robert Champion's body shows that the Florida A&M drum major had extensive bleeding from his back and right shoulder.

The report, released Wednesday afternoon, showed that in addition to the bleeding, Champion had bruising on his chest and below his waist.

A preliminary report released by the Orange County Medical Examiner in Orlando last week concluded that Champion's death was the result of a homicide due to hazing activities. The full report includes greater details regarding the type and extent of injuries Champion suffered.

Champion, 26, attended Southwest DeKalb High School and died after a performance in Orlando last month.

In Florida, any death that involves hazing is considered a third-degree felony. No charges have been filed in Champion's case at this point. Three FAMU band members have been arrested in connection with a second case involving Bria Hunter, a female student from DeKalb County.

The three students arrested in that case, Sean Hobson, Aaron Golson and James Harris, were each charged with one count of hazing. Hobson and Golson were also charged with one count each of felony battery stemming from a hazing incident three weeks before Champion's death. Police said Hunter was beaten so severely that her thigh bone was broken and she had blood clots in her legs.


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