Crime in the Military

Sgt. Hasan Akbar is led from the Staff Judge Advocate Building at Fort Bragg, N.C., during the sentencing phase of his court-martial, on April 25, 2005. (AP)

Appeal for Soldier Convicted in '03 Grenade Attack

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A military appeal hearing was set Thursday for a U.S. soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow service members and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait nearly 10 years ago. The hearing for 43-year-old Army Sgt. Hasan K. Akbar is scheduled for Nov. 18 in Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed ... more

Erin Corwin, left, with her husband, Jonathan Wayne Corwin, a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. Erin Corwin disappeared after leaving her home on the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base. (AP Photo/San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, File)

Former Marine Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Lover

JOSHUA TREE, Calif.  — A former Marine has pleaded not guilty to killing the pregnant wife of another Marine. The Desert Sun of Palm Springs says 24-year-old Christopher Lee entered the plea Tuesday to first-degree murder with a special allegation of lying in wait. Lee was arrested in Alaska on Aug. 17 after the body of 19-year-old Erin Corwin... more

Army Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons speaks during a news conference at the base in Fort Lee, Va., Monday, after a female soldier with a gun inside a key building at a Virginia Army base turned the weapon on herself. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Army NCO Dies after Shooting Herself at Fort Lee

An Army female non-commissioned officer carrying a loaded weapon walked into a command building at Fort Lee, Va., early Monday, and then shot and killed herself, base and Pentagon officials said. The NCO, whose rank was not immediately given out, was taken to Virginia Commonwealth University medical center where she later died, according ... more

Legal books

Fort Hood NCO to Face Trial by Court Martial

FORT HOOD, Texas — A noncommissioned sexual abuse prevention officer at Fort Hood accused of operating a prostitution ring will be court martialed, the central Texas Army base said Friday. Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen's case will be tried in a general court martial, reserved for the military's most serious cases, and he will face a military j... more


Wife of Slain Air Force Officer to Stand Trial

A state judge bound over Amy Herrera for trial on charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter, saying that prosecutors had failed to present enough evidence for first-degree murder charges in the death of Herrera's husband. Prosecutors had argued there was sufficient evidence for first-degree murder charges, while Herrera's attorneys said ... more

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