LTC Lakin, he is still a lieutenant colonel, comments on his appeal (reported on Military.com).
"Realistically, I understand that a very small fraction [of appeals] get reviewed and a smaller fraction get overturned or anything," Lakin said. "But the appeals attorney has some issues he wants to bring up."
I would imagine that the evidence on the missing movement would be an issue. He contested that charge, and my sense was that there were times of uncertainty in the evidence. Ultimately though, the members decided the issue against LTC Lakin. Will the ACCA, using its awesome plenary powers of de nove review reverse. Always a possibility, but will that affect the sentence – assuming ACCA sets-aside the MM conviction?
And a secondary h/t to RC.