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What had been a hazing case is now a manslaughter case for twelve former marching band members in Florida where a college drum major was beaten to death.

FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports from Miami:

Members of the Florida A&M marching band were originally charged with felony hazing for the death of drum major Robert Champion nearly three years ago. He was beaten by his band mates in ritual violence aboard a school bus during a school sanctioned trip. But now prosecutors in Orlando, where the beat-down occurred, have elevated those charged to manslaughter. Investigators say Champion was bludgeoned so badly, he bled internally to death.

In Miami, Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.