CRJ 100 Week 8 Assignment 2, Trials and Verdicts
There was a death at the Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University also known as FAMU where a band member was killed during a hazing. The band member’s name was Robert Champion and his killer was another student by the name of Jesse Baskin. In an effort to avoid jail time Baskin took a plea to 51 weeks in jail, five years of probation and 300 hours of community service for beating the band member to death. He was facing nine years in prison when he pleaded no contest to the manslaughter. The hazing took place on a bus where students beat him to death using fists as well as instruments from the band. Baskin showed much remorse………..