3 Arrested In Hazing Of Florida A&M U Freshman

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Three students at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University were arrested Monday on charges of hazing a freshman so severely that her leg was broken, Tallahassee police said.

James Harris, 22, Aaron Golson, 19, and Sean Hobson, 23, are charged with hazing. Hobson and Golson also are charged with felony battery. All were taken to the Leon County Jail.

Freshman Bria Hunter, 18, a member of the school's "Marching 100" band, suffered bruised bones and blood clots in her legs in addition to the cracked femur, doctors told police.

Hunter said she was beaten Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 — less than three weeks before FAMU drum major Robert Champion, 26, collapsed on a bus outside an Orange County hotel Nov. 19. Detectives suspect that hazing led to his death that day.

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