Monday, December 08, 2008
Forgot to pass this on to CAAFlog, so I'll supplement This Week in Military Justice. The Tulsa World (I am sorry, but the paper's name is . . . something) reports here that Staff Sgt. Hal M. Warner and 1st Lt. Michael C. Behenna will be arraigned at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky today on charges including premeditated murder, false official statements, and obstruction of justice. The report states that the soldiers face a maximum punishment of LWOP, but I don't exactly have a lot of faith in the news media in getting that one correct--we'll track it down. If you recall the charges are that, as The World reports, "Behenna of stripp[ed a] detainee naked, [shot] him in the head and chest and watch[ed] as Warner set fire to the body with a grenade." Neither soldier is in pre-trial confinement, according to the story.