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Five men have accepted a plea deal and will serve jail time for the hazing death of a Florida State University student.

Defense attorneys for two of the nine men charged with felony hazing in the death of Florida State Pi Kappa Phi pledge Andrew Coffey say they have evidence that could potentially upend the prosecution’s case.

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Florida State University indefinitely suspended its 55 fraternities and sororities Monday after the alcohol-related death of a freshman pledge and cocaine charges for another fraternity member.

A former Florida A&M University band member was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for his role in a drum major's hazing death.

Judge Marc Lubet announced the sentence for 26-year-old Caleb Jackson, who pleaded no contest to manslaughter and hazing in April 2013 for his part in the death of Robert Champion, of Decatur, Georgia.