Yeterday CAAF affirmed the findings in a Hills (CAAFlog case page) / Hukill (CAAFlog case page) trailer:

No. 18-0107/AR. U.S. v. Jameson T. Hazelbower. CCA 20150335. On consideration of the granted issue, 77 M.J. 273 (C.A.A.F. 2018), the judgment of the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals, United States v. Hazelbower, No. 20150335 (A. Ct. Crim. App. Nov. 22, 2017) (unpublished), and the judgment of this Court in United States v. Guardado, 77 M.J. 90 (C.A.A.F. 2017), we conclude that the military judge’s erroneous use of charged misconduct for propensity purposes was harmless beyond a reasonable doubt, for “there [i]s no reasonable possibility that the error contributed to [Appellant]’s verdict.” United States v. Hukill, 76 M.J. 219, 222 (C.A.A.F. 2017) (citation omitted). In the instant case, the victims’ accounts were corroborated by a wealth of independent supporting evidence, including (but not limited to) admissions of rape, incriminating text and Skype messages, and the exchange of nude photographs. Given the overwhelming evidence of Appellant’s guilt, we are convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that Appellant was convicted on the strength of the evidence alone. Guardado, 77 M.J. at 94. Therefore, it is ordered that the judgment of the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals is affirmed.

I discussed CAAF’s grant of review in this post.

6 Responses to “CAAF affirms in Hazelbower”

  1. Less Concerned says:

    Cue zealous outrage, rabble rabble!

  2. k fischer says:

    Less Concerned, 
     
    No.  I don’t think you will find any zealous outrage here provided everyone reads the facts contained in this opinion.  But, nice try.

  3. Less Concerned says:

    It is apparent that many posters do not read the opinions before posting their opinions … it only takes one to start the avalanche.
     
    “Nice try” … lol

  4. stewie says:

    The real outrage is why someone named Hazelblower joined the Army instead of the Navy.
     
    I mean come on, Jameson T. Hazelblower sounds like the name of a 1820s British Naval Officer.

  5. Michelangelo Rutherford Wentworth IV says:

    @ Stewie,
    As an Enlisted Army E3, I take great umbrage to your comment.  Prepare to duel at 10 paces good Sir!
     
     

  6. Concerned Defender says:

    @ Stewie,
     
    As an Enlisted Army E3, I take great umbrage to your comment.  Prepare to duel at 10 paces good Sir!  
    – signed Michelangelo Rutherford Wentworth IV

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