Today’s sc hedule:

  • The MSgt Timothy Hennis court-martial is expected to go to closing arguments on Wednesday.  Here ios the week’s schedule according to the Fayetteville Observer, here,

Closing arguments in the court-martial of Army Master Sgt. Timothy Hennis are expected to begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. Hennis will not testify in his own defense. The defense is expected to conclude its case today with the introduction of a stipulation of facts, a legal term for a list of facts about the case that the prosecution and defense have agreed upon. Prosecutors will present rebuttal evidence this afternoon.

  • WTKR Norfolk reports here that hearings are scheduled today in the three Navy SEAL courts-martial in Norfolk.  The Navy Region Mid-Atlantic docket, see link here, shows nothing SEAL related this week.   An old story?  I wonder if anyone who reads this blog might know . . .   Appears that April 17th is the next hearing. 

More tonight on Hennis.

2 Responses to “Court-Martial News Roundup”

  1. Cap'n Crunch says:

    So, I saw that Judge wants to instruct on unpremeditated murder in Hennis. How are those charges not barred by Article 43? The unpremeditated murder is not death eligible. Seems to me they can’t charge (or instruct over defense objection) the LIO, because the limitations period has run. Other thoughts?

  2. Anonymous says:

    are there different SOLs for unpremed versus premed murder?

    How would Art 43 bar the instruction? 43 does limit what you can be charged with but not sure it limits you being able to be found guilty of a LIO, although admittedly it is an argument defense counsel should absolutely try to make.