FAMU Autopsy Reveals Student Had “Major Bleeding”

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Robert ChampionORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New autopsy details show a Florida A&M student and band member whose death last month uncovered a hazing culture at the school had extensive bleeding in his back and right shoulder.

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The full autopsy released Wednesday shows Robert Champion suffered heavy bleeding in tissue under his skin and over his muscle in his back, upper chest and upper arm. He also had bruising on his chest, abrasions below his waist, vomit in his lungs, crushed fat tissue and a temperature of 102 degrees at the time attempts were made to revive him.

The medical examiner’s office released a synopsis of the autopsy report last week in which it concluded that the 26-year-old Champion’s death was a homicide. The autopsy found that internal bleeding caused from blunt force trauma led to shock.

State and local authorities are investigating the death.

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