With all the bail out news, and trying to determine if my kids’ education fund is actually worth anything, I have been derelict in my court martial news tracking. Here are some snippets, follow the links for more coverage:
- AP reports here that a Green Beret, Master Sgt. Joseph D. Newell, was released from PTC and restricted to Fort Bragg at the request of his counsel. Newell allegedly killed an Afghan civilian and cut off the dead Afghan’s ear post-mortem. The AP report suggests that the government did not capitally refer the case, though reports from his arraignment make that seem less clear.
- The Art. 32 hearing in the case of 1st Lt. Michael C. Behenna ended last week. Behenna and a Sergeant in his Company, both with the 101st Airborne Div., are accused of shooting and killing an Iraqi detainee according to AP reports on the Art. 32 hearing, here. Again reports on whether the case could be capitally referred are conflicting.