Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Court Martial and Trial News

Links to the latest on court martial news.

Former Pfc Steven Green MEJA trial in Kentucky. Ok, not exactly a court-martial--a point the defense is emphasizing. Very nice history of the case and preview here from the Louisville Courier-Journal. Green's case involves the alleged rape and murder of an Iraqi girl in Mahmoudiya, see prior coverage here.

Master Sgt John Hatley's continuing court-martial is covered by the AP here. Hatley is the last of the NCOs allegedly involved in the killing of four Iraqi detainees in 2007. See prior CAAFlog coverage here, 1st Sgt Mayo court-martial here and Sgt Leahy court-martial here.

Sgt Joseph Bozicevich's Art. 32 hearing for allegedly killing Staff Sgt Darris Dawson and Sgt Wesley Durbin after they planned to counsel Bozicevich for "losing a 40mm grenade for his M-203 grenade launcher, being disrespectful toward his squad leader Dawson, and for leaving behind one of his soldiers during a foot patrol." See full Army Times coverage here.


John O'Connor said...

I love that they added a disrespect charge toward the NCO the accused is alleged to have murdered. That would seem disrespectful in action and/or demeanor.

Christopher Mathews said...

Is it even possible to murder someone "with all due respect?"

Mike "No Man" Navarre said...

Judge M:

If those intemperate emails that defense cousnel send to convening authorities and sign "V/r" are not disrespectful, why not a respectful murder?

John O'Connor said...

I'm having flashbacks to Talladega Nights, when Ricky Bobby kept saying intemperate things to his team owner, but prefacing it with "with all due respect" and then claiming it therefore couldn't be disrespectful.

Anonymous said...

"Mr. Dennit, with all due respect, and remember I'm sayin' it with all due respect, that idea ain't worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin' it on."

John O'Connor said...

Thank you Anon 1803, you made my day.

"Don't you stick that knife into your leg."