Pending Appellate Cases
United States v. Madera-Rodriguez. A military jury found a Marine Raider on trial in the 2017 death of a Green Beret staff sergeant in Mali guilty of hazing, false official statements, conspiracy charges and involuntary manslaughter. He was found not guilty of felony murder. Sentencing is expected to finish after Independence Day.
United States v. Army (O-3). A chaplain assigned most recently to a Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, basic combat training unit will face a court-martial next week on charges that he repeatedly raped a child.
United States v. Naughton.
In total, Naughton had been charged with dumping 3,724 cartridges of 5.56 ammunition with a value of about $1,079; 6,000 cartridges of .45 caliber ammunition with a value of about $2,041; 1,826 cartridges of 9 mm ball ammunition with a value of about $401; 120 cartridges of 12 gauge ammunition with a value of about $60; 160 cartridges of 12 gauge door breaching ammunition with a value of about $350; 80 cartridges of frangible 5.56 ammunition with a value of about $31; 200 cartridges of 9 mm hollow point ammunition with a value of about $70; two grenades and one smoke grenade, Marine Corps Times previously reported.
For this he was sentenced to 16-months and a BCD (with PTC credit).
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