Barbara J. Pariente C. Alan Lawson Charles T. Canady Dante Martin extracurricular activities FAMU - Florida A & M University Florida Supreme Court hazing homicide: murder/manslaughter Jorge Labarga Kristen Davenport music/musicians Peggy A. Quince R. Fred Lewis Ricky Polston Robert Champion Rupak Shah Stephen Turner The Marching 100
After Robert Champion was fatally injured during a hazing incident, Mr. Martin was charged with manslaughter, felony hazing resulting in death and two counts of misdemeanor hazing. He was convicted and sentenced to six years in prison. At trial and on appeal, he challenged the constitutionality of Florida’s hazing statute; among other things, he argued that the statute was unconstitutionally overbroad and vague. His challenges were rejected at both the trial court and the Fifth District Court of Appeal.
Click on the links below to watch more oral arguments from 2/7/18: