VIDEO – Suspects in Robert Champion Hazing Death Escorted Casket at Funeral
[mpoverlay]The mother of murdered Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion alleges that several of the Marching 100 members present on the day of her son’s death participated in his funeral procession, and contacted her with expressions of remorse in the weeks that followed.
Among those charged with felony hazing were Jonathan Boyce, 24, Shawn Turner, 26, and Rikki Wills, 24, all fellow drum majors. They were among five drum majors who led Champion’s funeral march, escorting his casket during the funeral.
“I can confirm that some of the people arrested were part of the funeral,” Champion family attorney Christopher Chestnut told ABCNews.com today. Chestnut was present at Champion’s Nov. 30 funeral.
When asked about Boyce, Turner and Wills, Chestnut said, “Yes, they were drum majors that participated in the funeral.” (ABC News)
Pam Champion and Champion family attorney Christopher Chestnut are expressing outrage that persons who may be responsible for the death would be able to disassociate themselves that much from the incident to participate in the procession.