Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Air Force Court-Martials Nurse in Euthanasia Case

As CNN and various other news outlets, here, are reporting, the Air Force has preferred murder charges against an active duty nurse stationed at Wilford Hall Medical Center on Lackland Air Force Base. The charges relate to alleged over dosing of two terminally ill patients.

The Art. 32 hearing is likely to be scheduled in the next few weeks, according to the reports. The AP report, courtesy of the Houston Chronicle, contains my least favorite go to media line about courts-martial, "An Article 32 hearing, the military equivalent to a grand jury proceeding, . . ." We'll keep you updated on this interesting case and any word from the defense on . . . defenses.

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