Thirteen Philippine soldiers will face court-martials for shooting dead the wife and two sons of a tribal leader who opposed a Swiss-Australian mining project, the military said Wednesday.A military inquiry found the soldiers were negligent when they engaged in a shootout with the tribal leader because they did not try to avoid civilian casualties, said armed forces spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Lyndon Paniza."There is a violation of the rules of engagement. You should fire only aimed shots...Read Full Story
In this undated photo released by the U.S. Army, Cpl. Jeremy Morlock is shown. Morlock, 22, of Wasilla, Alaska, is among five Stryker soldiers charged with premeditated murder and conspiracy to commit premeditated murder. In interviews with Army investigators, he described a plot led by Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs to randomly kill civilians while on patrol in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan, an investigator testified Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash...Read Full Story
Fort Bragg, N.C. — The court martial of an 82nd Airborne Division soldier charged in a sexual assault on Fort Bragg is expected to begin on Wednesday.
Army Spc. Aaron Michael Pernell, 23, is charged with two counts each of rape and burglary and one count each of attempted rape, assault consummated by battery and housebreaking.
If convicted by a military jury, he would face a life sentence.
Pernell also faces prosecution in civilian courts on more than 30 charges in connection with six...Read Full Story
19 January 2011
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Witnesses testified Gutierrez denied he had HIV before sex
A US Air Force sergeant has been sentenced to eight years in prison and dishonourable discharge for exposing sex partners to HIV at swinger parties.
David Gutierrez had been convicted of aggravated assault and of violating orders to notify partners of his status and to use a condom.
Gutierrez begged a Kansas military judge for a lower sentence, noting he had not infected anyone.
He feared he...Read Full Story
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has testified that an HIV-positive Air Force sergeant was encouraged to have sex with unwitting partners by his wife.
The witness was among several people who testified Tuesday who took part in swinger parties with Tech Sgt. David Gutierrez and his wife. The Associated Press is not naming the airman’s sexual partners because they are alleged victims of a sexually-based crime.
The witness testified that Gutierrez’s wife pushed him into having sex with others...Read Full Story
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