Charges brought in FAMU hazing incident
The Florida State Attorney’s Office has charged 13 individuals in the hazing death of DeKalb-native Robert Champion.
Champion died last year as from what officials termed a homicide that was “the result of hemorrhagic shock due to a soft tissue hemorrhage, incurred by blunt force trauma sustained during a hazing incident.”
Of the 13 individuals charged, 11 are charged with felony hazing resulting in death, and the rest are charged with a misdemeanor of hazing.
So far, eight of the individuals charged with felony hazing have turned themselves in to various law enforcement agencies throughout Florida.
Police investigate hotel shooting
DeKalb County Police are investigating a shooting that happened May 3 at the Budget Inn at 2859 Panola Road.
Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said police received a call at approximately 5:15 a.m. Officials said a woman staying at the hotel invited a man