Crime in the Military

National Guardsman Sentenced to 20 Months in Jail Corruption Sting

Gripping bars in jail.

When his National Guard company was up for deployment to Afghanistan in 2013, Derrick Jones could have retired. Instead, the 23-year veteran went to the war zone, wanting to ensure the company had enough seasoned veterans and "see that the mission was a complete success," according to one of his supervisors. But while he was overseas, federal a... more

Hearing Set for Air Force Cadet on Sex Misconduct Charges

Gavel at rest

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force Academy will conduct a hearing to determine whether a cadet should face a military trial on modified charges of sexual misconduct. The hearing is scheduled Monday for junior Brock W. Mangum. Mangum was charged last year with sexual assault and abusive sexual contact against a female cadet. After a heari... more

Fort Hood Soldier Kills Himself After Triple Murder

Spc. Ata-Se Giffa, who had been assigned to 1st Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, at Fort Hood since January 2014. Courtesy photo via DVIDS

A Fort Hood soldier killed three people and then himself in a Killeen neighborhood, marking the third murder-suicide involving troops stationed at the post over the past 11 months. Killeen police said the killings at two residences off the sprawling Central Texas post were domestic incident and had been preceded by a recent disturbance call -- ... more

'American Sniper' Jurors: Former Marine Knew Right From Wrong

Eddie Ray Routh, a Marine vet charged in the murder of former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and another man.

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Jurors who rejected an insanity defense and convicted a former Marine in the deaths of famed "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend said Wednesday the man's past behavior undermined his argument that he couldn't tell right from wrong. After a two-week trial in which jurors heard testimony about defendant Eddie... more

Lawyer: HIV Assault Ruling Could End All Such Military Cases

In this Jan. 19, 2011 file photo is Air Force Sgt. David Gutierrez, right, at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan. (AP Photo/Jeff Tuttle, File)

WICHITA, Kan. — The highest U.S. military court's reversal of a Kansas airman's aggravated assault conviction for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in Wichita will effectively end such prosecutions in the armed forces, his attorney said. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces unanimously ruled Monday that prosecut... more

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