- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A jury has been picked in the trial of one of the four remaining Florida A&M; University band members charged in the hazing death of a drum major.

A jury of four women and two men was selected Tuesday.

State Attorney Jeff Ashton says none of the jurors are African-American. FAMU is a historically black university.

Opening statements were expected later in the day.

The trial begins nearly three years after Robert Champion, of Decatur, Georgia, died from what authorities say was a hazing ritual in November 2011.

His death has shined a spotlight on a hazing ritual at FAMU known as “crossing Bus C,” and caused the band to be suspended for more than a year. It also contributed to the resignation of the university’s president.

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