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FAMU hazing defendant considers plea deal

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – One of the four defendant facing trial next week for the hazing death of a Florida A & M drum major is contemplating a plea deal.

An attorney for Benjamin McNamee told Judge Rene Roche on Wednesday that his client would consider a plea deal if it could be done before the judge who had the case previously.

Fifteen defendants were charged originally in the hazing death of Robert Champion.

All but four defendants have had their cases settled. A majority received sentences of probation or community service.

Judge Marc Lubet had handled the case before Roche took it over.

State Attorney Jeff Ashton says Champion’s family may object.

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