Air Force Times reports, here, that Offut AFB Airman 1st Class Corey Hernandez pleaded guilty in the shooting death of his friend as part of a “trust game.”  AF Times reports he was sentenced to five years confinement and a DD.  Our prior coverage is here.

The continuing saga of PFC Bradley Manning and his court-martial for releasing classified information continues.  CNET reports, here, that Wikileaks, who published some of the classified video Manning is accused of improperly downloading and releasing, denies it received classified State Dept. cables from Manning.  Manning is accused of improperly releasing at least 50 cables, including one recently posted on Wikileaks, and improperly accessing another 150,000 cables.  BradleyManning.org has a copy of an unsigned version of the charge sheet in the case here.  The charges are a mix of Art. 92, UCMJ specifications for violating the the Army Information Assurance reg, Army Reg. 25-2, and Art. 134, UCMJ specs for violating 18 U.S.C. 1030 (fraud related to computer access).

WRAL reports here that court-martial proceedings at Ft. Bragg have been delayed for Spc. Aaron Pernell who is charged in two on post break-ins and a sexual assault.  WRAL reports that Pernell is also linked to potentially six other attacks in the last 2 years.   With the pace of deployments, you don’t often see accusations of a serial anything against a member of the military these days.

2 Responses to “Courts-Martial News”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Picked this up at cnn.com, “Attempts to reach Manning’s military defense attorney, Capt. Paul Bouchard, were unsuccessful Sunday. However, U.S. Army spokesman Col. Tom Collins has said Bouchard would not speak to the media about the charges.” So much for a fair trial. I understand professional responsibility/ethic rules constraints, but DC should be able to defend his client and make the statements he can afford to make.

  2. Mike "No Man" Navarre says:

    While a military spokesman speaking for a DC could give proceedings the air of something akin to UCI, I don’t think “would not” means that the Capt. “could not” speak to the media. Until he knows more, the young Capt. may just not want to speak about the cahrges.