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FAMU Student avoids Jail Time; Hazing Victim's Father Outraged
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Another defendant in the Florida A&M University hazing death of drum major Robert Champion, junior walked away without a single day in prison.
Jarrod Deas pleaded guilty Friday to felony hazing and got slapped with five years probation
"He will attend and successfully complete an anti-hazing class," The judge said.
Robert Champion Sr., the victim' father could not take anymore.
"We got to stop this today," he said in Court. "The time is now!"
Deputies eventually led the grieving dad out of court as Deas looked on.
Moments later, a manslaughter charge against Deas was dropped.
He was then fingerprinted and swabbed for DNA to be stored in a database with other felons.
Deas' lawyers did not want to talk on camera, but said Deas was remorseful.
Champion's parents said the sentence was just a slap on the wrist.
"He should've had some time. I have no hatred for him, but what we need to do now is have tough love," Champion said.