2 plead no contest in Florida A&M hazing case

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Posted: May 17, 2012 3:54 PM
2 plead no contest in Florida A&M hazing case

Two defendants have pleaded no contest to lesser charges of misdemeanor hazing in the beating of a fellow Florida A&M University band member.

Aaron Golson and Sean Hobson then were sentenced Thursday in Tallahassee to 30 days in the Leon County work camp followed by 12 months of probation.

They had been charged with felony hazing. Assistant State Attorney Stefanie Walters said medical records did not provide the required proof of serious bodily injury.

The state also dropped battery charges. Action in the case of a third defendant was delayed.

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Police say Bria Shante Hunter was beaten and bruised on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

Golson also is one of 11 former band members charged with felony hazing in the Nov. 19 death of drum major Robert Champion in Orlando.