MSgt Hennis capital court-martial and more:
- MSgt Hennis capital court martial testimony resumed at 1 pm today, coverage here.
- According to local news reports, trial counsel and defense counsel (Charlie Gittins) in the alleged fragging (sort of) capital court-martial at Fort Stewart for Army Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich are asking for delays to Oct. 2010 and March 2011, respectively. The military judge said she may tell both no, and be ready to go forward in June 2010. Ft. Stewart local news coverage here and here. Mr. Gittins must be splitting time between his witnesses in the SEAL cases and his client in Georgia, lots of airline miles. Update: The next Art. 39a hearing in the case is scheduled for Apr. 20, 2010 and trial is still set for Jun. 7-30, 2010.
- Testimony in the Canadian “mercy killing” court martial continues, see CTV coverage here.
- Accordign to the NYT, coverage here, Walter Reed Army Hospital is investigating, whether to recall to active duty a retired “former military surgeon [, Dr. Timothy Kuklo,] and Medtronic consultant accused of falsifying research about the benefits of a bone-growth product used on soldiers injured in Iraq is now under investigation for a possible court-martial.” An Army investigation in 2008 accused Dr. Kuklo “of making false claims and forging co-authors’ signatures on a medical journal article about the use of a Medtronic bone-growth product called Infuse. He was also accused of overstating the benefits of Infuse, which was used to treat soldiers who had suffered severe lower leg injuries.” According to the NYT, investigations into Kuklo’s conduct have already caused Kuklo to lose a “[Medtronic] contract . . . that had paid him $788,000 over eight years. And Washington University in St. Louis suspended him from a tenured medical professorship and then agreed to his resignation. . . .Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, is still investigating the matter . . .”