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Hospital Stabbing Suspect Charged by Navy

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

 | Jul 25, 2014

PORTSMOUTH -- The suspect accused of stabbing a fellow sailor at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in June was formally charged by the Navy on Wednesday. Nearly seven weeks after the stabbing, Petty Officer 3rd Class Wilbur Harwell was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault, said Greg McCormack, the lawyer representing him. Harwell ... more

Judge Denies Jeffrey MacDonald's Bid for New Trial


Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer | Jul 25, 2014

A federal judge has denied Jeffrey MacDonald's latest bid for a new trial. Senior U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox ruled Thursday that MacDonald's lawyers failed to establish that he shouldn't have been found guilty of the murder of his wife and two daughters. Fox also said MacDonald's lawyers failed to establish the merits of new eviden... more

Court Upholds 6-figure Bail for Air Force NCO


The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.) | Jul 22, 2014

An appeals court has said a Jacksonville judge was within his rights to set bail at $750,009 for an Air Force tech sergeant charged with soliciting sex online with an undercover officer posing as a 13-year-old girl. Lawyers for Dennis Edwin Mehaffie, 38, argued he has no way of paying such a sum and it unfairly punishes him. It essentially mean... more

Ex-Navy SEAL Gets 16 Months for Stealing Munitions

David K. Becker

 | Jul 21, 2014

NORFOLK -- A former Navy SEAL was sentenced Friday to 16 months in federal prison on charges he stole smoke grenades, gas masks and ammunition from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach. David K. Becker -- who received an "other than honorable" discharge in April -- pleaded guilty earlier this year in U.S. Dis... more

Oregon Contractor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding US


Associated Press | Jul 21, 2014

An Oregon defense contractor has pleaded guilty to selling $10 million worth of phony parts for attack helicopters and military vehicles to the U.S. government, including a locknut that secures the rotor on the Kiowa attack helicopter. According to court records, the company Kustom Products Inc., a longtime seller of truck and RV parts ba... more

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