Hazing Trial

By: Leonard Horton
By: Leonard Horton

9/25/06 - Jury selection for five members of a FAMU fraternity is underway.

The fraternity brothers are the first in the state of Florida to go to trial after the state ruled hazing as a third-degree felony.

The Kappa Alpha Psi members are accused of beating pledge Marcus Jones so badly last spring that he passed out and was hospitalized for his injuries.

This morning both legal teams began questioning potential jurors from a pool of at least 50 people.

Among those that could be called to testify are FAMU's Interim President Castelle Bryant and FAMU's Police Chief Calvin Ross.

Opening arguments are slated to begin tomorrow.


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