Here’s a link to a North County Times report that Code 45 alumnus Maj Babu Kaza, USMCR, appeared before the Naval Clemency & Parole Board to argue for parole for his client former Sergeant Lawrence Hutchins III. Hutchins’ appeal has created important rulings regarding termination of representation by detailed defense counsel. See United States v. Hutchins, 68 M.J. 623 (N-M. Ct. Crim. App. 2010), aff’d in part, rev’d in part, 69 M.J. 282 (C.A.A.F. 2011).
SECNAV’s decision whether to parole Hutchins is expected to be announced in two weeks. As we previously noted here, Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar officials unanimously recommended that Hutchins be paroled.
h/t Phil Cave’s Court-Martial Trial Practice blog