Crime in the Military

Marine, Girlfriend Get Life in Prison for Killing Man's Wife


MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A Marine Corps veteran and his girlfriend have both been sentenced to life in prison for killing the veteran's wife three years ago. News outlets report that 26-year-old Marquis Cheatham and 24-year-old Dominique Atkinson were sentenced Thursday after having pleaded guilty last month to the April 2013 slaying of Cheatham's 20... more

New Criminal Charges Filed Against Ex-Naval Academy Teacher

The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., seen in 2007. Reports of sexual assaults at the three military academies jumped by more than 50 percent in the 2014-15 school year. Kathleen Lange, File/AP

The military has reportedly filed two new criminal charges Thursday against a former U.S. Naval Academy instructor who insisted he had been unfairly convicted of sexual misconduct with two female midshipmen. Marine Maj. Mark Thompson has now been charged with one count of making a false official statement and another of conduct unbecoming an of... more

Investigation of Air Force Officer Suggests More Sex Charges Possible

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An Air Force officer approached a woman shopping at a Colorado Springs mall earlier this month and asked her to pose nude for his modeling website, not knowing that she, too, was an Air Force officer, according to his arrest affidavit obtained Wednesday. Maj. Martin Luther Horne, 37, was visiting the area April 13 when he met the woman, who ini... more

Lawyer Pans VA's Explanation for Not Firing Convicted Employee

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An attorney and expert in federal employment law panned the claim by the Veterans Affairs Department that it could not fire a San Juan VA hospital employee following her arrest in connection with an armed robbery. Cheri Cannon, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Tully Rinckey LLC, said the VA could easily have made the legal argument ... more

Testimony: Soldier Accused of Killing Cop Asked Police to Shoot Him

This February 2016 photo shows Ronald Hamilton, who is being held without bond in the Prince William County Adult Detention Center on charges that include murder of a law enforcement officer. Prince William County Police via AP

MANASSAS, Va. -- An Army staff sergeant charged with fatally shooting a police officer working her first shift asked police to shoot him immediately after his arrest, according to testimony Tuesday. A judge found probable cause to send the case against Staff Sgt. Ronald Hamilton, 32, of Woodbridge, to a grand jury for possible indictment on cha... more

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