A former Florida A&M University band member was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for his role in the 2011 death of a drum major, an incident that cast a harsh spotlight on the culture of hazing at the public school in Tallahassee.
The Associated Press reported that Caleb Jackson, 26, had pleaded no contest to manslaughter and hazing.
Robert Champion, the drum major, from Decatur, Ga., died after members of the Marching 100 band pummeled him with fists and instruments, AP reported.
His death contributed to a shakeup at the historically black university. President James Ammons resigned in 2012.
Jackson will get credit on his sentence for two years already served. Others involved have also been convicted in the case, with sentences ranging from 6.5 years in prison to community service and probation.