Florida authorities have brought charges against 13 people in the suspected hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion, a prosecutor announced Wednesday.

“Robert Champion died as a result of being beaten,” State Attorney Lawson Lamar said in Orlando. “His death is not linked to one sole strike but is attributed to multiple blows.”

The attorney for the victim’s family called the death a murder and said relatives were “disappointed” that more severe charges were not filed.

Eleven individuals face one count of third-degree felony hazing resulting in death, according to officials. They each also are accused of two counts of first-degree misdemeanor hazing.

Two people each face a single count of misdemeanor first-degree hazing.  CNN

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