Tuesday, March 24, 2009
As the Fayetteville Observer reports here, Sergeant William Kreutzer Jr. was sentenced this afternoon to confinement for life, a dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and reduction to E-1. Kreutzer shot 19 soldiers at Fort Bragg in 1995, killing one. At his original court-martial, he was sentenced to death. His original death sentence and the contested findings were set aside, largely because the military judge erroneously denied a defense request for a mitigation specialist. United States v. Kreutzer, 59 M.J. 773 (A. Ct. Crim. App. 2004), aff'd, 61 M.J. 272 (C.A.A.F. 2005).