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Las Cruces Sun News reports:  A colonel described by friendly witnesses as "old Army" listened during his court-martial on Tuesday as women testified he had sexually harassed them in 2010 while commanding a combat hospital in Afghanistan.  The El Paso Times reports:  a sentence of three month confinement and a fine of $30,000.00 (to be paid over three months?).

Army Times reports that Gibbs receives life with opportunity for parole.

Marine Corps Times reports:  that a Marine who was found dead in his Camp Pendleton barracks was beaten to death by another Marine.  [T]he suspect then jumped from a third-floor balcony and received significant injuries. He’s expected to recover.

Army Times reports that the IO in United States v. Burke recommends GCM for killing his ex-wife and another woman.

ROK Drop lists some interesting court-martial cases and results.

CBS News reports that the commander of the mortuary there received a career-ending letter of reprimand.  The piece relates to the handling of remains at Dover AFB.  Naturally the whistleblowers were punished, until . . .

A Behenna update from the family:

It has been awhile since we sent out an update.  Michael’s lawyers have filed the petition to the Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces (CAAF).  The CAAF is the highest court for the military justice system and is similar to the Supreme Court as they do not have to take your appeal.  There were four issues on Michael’s case presented to the CAAF and we would expect to hear within 30-60 days whether the CAAF will hear his case.  If the CAAF does not choose to hear any of the issues, then Michael’s appeals are done. . . .

Michael has his next Clemency Hearing the first week of January 2012.  Although the Clemency Board disappointed us last year in not granting any Clemency (despite Michael being a model prisoner for the past two years), we know we will get to present Michael’s situation before a new panel.

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