Stars & Stripes reports.
A U.S. soldier will spend more than two years in prison after a military judge found him guilty in a court-martial Tuesday of throwing a crowbar that struck a German motorcyclist in the head.
The sentence for an Air Force staff sergeant who raped three young girls he baby-sat in the Kaiserslautern community far exceeded those historically handed down for such crimes in military court, legal experts say.
In another development Stars & Stripes reports.
Air Force officials refused to say this week whether they believe there are more victims of convicted child rapist Staff Sgt. Joshua Adam Smith, saying that information could not be disclosed because the case is still open.
The court-martial of an Army soldier charged locally in connection with what is being described as a gruesome child pornography case could begin before the end of the year.
Coffee County District Attorney Gary McAliley said an agreement was reached between Fort Rucker officials and his office that Sgt. Dustin Ray Hogan, 30, charged with 36 counts of possession of child pornography, will be tried by the military before facing trial in a civilian courtroom.
The final day of the prosecution’s presentation focused on evidence showing that Hasan began preparing and practicing months before the November 5 massacre. Such evidence of prior planning may undercut a possible insanity defense and could be significant if the US Army decides to seek the death penalty.
The News Tribune has a statement from SSG Gibb’s attorney that he won’t be prosecuted until all the others get immunity.