Davis Montham airman not guilty in homicide case

The azstarnet reports:

A Davis-Monthan airman was acquitted Tuesday in the slaying of another airman in 2007 during a south-side house party, an official said.

A court martial panel found Senior Airman Philip Andre Howard not guilty of the June 2007 death of Airman 1st Class Brian Santos, said Capt. Stacie Shafran, a D-M spokeswoman.

Santos died from multiple blows to the head that cracked his skull after he and Howard got into a fight at the party.

Howard wasn’t charged with the murder until April 1, nearly two years after the incident.

Howard’s enlistment expired two years ago, but the Air Force kept him on active duty to retain legal jurisdiction over him.

Questions about speedy trial?