We previously discussed the court-martial of Master Sergeant Newell for allegedly murdering an unarmed Afghan detainee and then mutilating the corpse by cutting off an ear. See here, here, and here. Yesterday a court-martial found Master Sergeant Newell not guilty of all charges and specs, as reported by this thorough article from today’s Fayetteville Observer.

7 Responses to “Master Sergeant Newell acquitted”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sounds to me like the crim law shop at Bragg needs a spring cleaning. First Martinez, now this. This is worse than Martinez in my opinion b/c Newell sounds like a great soldier, yet we charge him with murder when he wastes a bad guy…pencil-pushin’ lawyers strike again.

  2. Anonymous says:

    There is no “one” crim law shop at Bragg. There are several separate CAs, SF Cmd being one of them. They did a very professional job in Newell. They brought on an experienced AUSA to be TC. AWESOME good soldier evidence came in for MSG. He is not a typical “killer.” He has lived most of his life in places many of us would not dare go, and “ate things that would make a billy goat puke.” After years of stress and death, this happened. He is no Ted Bundy. He is a guy who made sacrifices 99.9% of the Country would never make. I think the panel got it right.

  3. Anonymous says:

    What is up with Bragg? These TC are out of control…losing Martinez…bringing charges in this case…what’s next???? We need some answers…

  4. Anonymous says:

    A cynic would open a betting poll for how long until his travel claims are reviewed and he gets Art 15ed for a taxi slip…

  5. Anonymous says:

    Jury nullification is a beautiful thing . . .

  6. Anonymous says:

    No comments? Typical for this blog…

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