Last December, in a Worth the Read post, I said:
Judge McMahon has issued a decision in United States v. Santiago, 13 Cr. 039(CM) (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 19, 2013), in the Southern Dist. of N.Y.
Today Reuters reports:
A former Marine corporal was convicted on Wednesday of lying to military investigators about an accidental 2008 shooting in Iraq that partially blinded a Navy corpsman.
A federal jury in New York rendered a split verdict, finding Wilfredo Santiago guilty of one count of making false statements but acquitting him of a second.
The unusual case wound its way from a U.S. base in Iraq to a civilian courtroom in Manhattan more than six years after the shooting, following a series of bureaucratic delays within the military that drew scathing criticism from the trial judge, Colleen McMahon.