Here is a link to the Marine Corps Times article on the Walker life sentence. The article also includes an update on the last Marine remaining on death row, the LCpl Parker. Parker was convicted of being the triggerman in the same two killings that were the subject of LCpl Walkers recent hearings. The article reports:
In October, Parker appeared at Camp Lejeune for an evidentiary hearing where he tried to claim he was mentally retarded, which would have automatically taken him off of death row. However, a psychologist said his IQ was 92, close to the average score of 100. A person must have an IQ of 70 or below to be considered mentally retarded.

6 Responses to “MarCorps Times on Walker and Parker Capital Case Hearings”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Quick Procedural Question: Why are they LCpl’s? If NMCCA overturned their sentence, shouldn’t they be MSgt’s or something by now? What happened to their base pay from 1993-2010? Thanks.

  2. Phil Cave says:

    I doubt they’d be MSgt’s because I doubt there’d be a Marine leader who would recommend them for promotion?
    They may have some pay due, but that will have stopped as of their expiration of enlistment. Because they were convicted, I doubt they have any argument for being paid because wrongfully held by the military on active duty. By statute those in pretrial as well as post-trial confinement lose pay entitlement at the expiration of their enlistment do they not?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, I remember this conversation with Foster. Although they have a far weaker equity argument than Foster has.

  4. Atticus says:

    DoDFMRs control. Since he was re-convicted (?) he will not rate any pay or entitlements.

  5. Meena says:

    If ETS expires and conviction is overturned the member is stil entilted to all pay and allowance accrued while in confinement appellate leave or otherwise. Remember the member is extended while in confinement or appellate leave. All confinement or appellate leave time is converted to good time for the purpose of retirement and pay. Infact this time is considered honorable time providing the findings are set aside and there is a not subsequent retrial with a new conviction.

    The government peddles this farce alot as it relates to back pay but infact as I recall they are a few Federal claims cases addressing this very issue.

    Parker v United States, June 2006 is one case I know off the top of my head court ruled in his favor infact.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Walker’s entire conviction was not overturned – just the premediation element in one charge and a robbery conviction. The balance was ok per the appellates. Sentence was also gone. Thus, one conviction for premeditated murder remained …