FAMU Hazing Trial

By: Leonard Horton
By: Leonard Horton

9/28/06 - The alleged victim is expected to testify today against five Florida A&M University fraternity brothers accused of hazing.

His father has been testifying on the stand today. As the trial opened yesterday, defense lawyers disagreed with a prosecutor over whether Marcus Jones suffered serious bodily injury when blindfolded and beaten with canes and boxing gloves.

Five Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity brothers are being tried in the first major test of a new Florida law that makes hazing a felony punishable by up to five years in prison if it results in serious bodily injury or death.

The defendants are Jason Harris, Brian Bowman, Cory Gray, Marcus Hughes and Michael Morton.

The assistant state attorney says there was a sixth perpetrator, but the victim was unable to identify him.

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