Latest Courts-martial News

After courts martial dropped, cadets fight expulsions

Oct. 21, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two years after what Air Force Academy leaders call a hazing incident on the school's swimming team, three cadets are still fighting to become officers after administrative expulsions followed the school dropping criminal charges. It was the first hazing case involving...

Trial ordered for SEAL and Marine charged in soldier's death

Sep. 20, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The case against a U.S. Navy SEAL and a Marine who are charged in the hazing-related death of a Green Beret will go to trial. The U.S. Navy said in a statement Friday that an admiral referred the charges against SEAL Tony DeDolph and Marine Mario Madera-Rodriguez to a court-martial...

Air Force Academy cadet found not guilty of sexual assault

Sep. 17, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — A third-year cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy has been found not guilty of sexual assault. The academy says Cadet 2nd Class Michael T. Crotts was acquitted Friday by a panel of eight officers who heard testimony and reviewed evidence at his court-martial. He had been...

December trial for commando accused of killing bomb-maker

Sep. 13, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army commando will face a military trial in December on allegations that he murdered a bomb-maker years ago in Afghanistan. U.S. Army spokesman Lt. Col. Loren Bymer said late Thursday in a news release that Maj. Mathew Golsteyn's court-martial is scheduled to begin...

Ex-soldier serving life for teen's '82 murder seeks DNA test

Sep. 9, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Advocates for a former U.S. soldier convicted of the attempted rape and murder of an Army officer's son 37 years ago are asking a federal judge to order DNA testing to discredit what they say is weak evidence presented at a court-martial that sent him to prison for life. The Hawaii...

Air Force Academy cadet faces trial on sexual assault charge

Sep. 5, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — A third-year cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy faces a court-martial on a sexual assault charge. The academy says Cadet 2nd Class Michael T. Crotts is accused of assaulting a woman in March or April 2017. Neither Crotts nor his attorneys immediately responded to a request...

Rights group skeptical that Myanmar's military seeks justice

Sep. 2, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Plans announced by Myanmar's military to prosecute soldiers for actions at a village where security forces reportedly killed as many as 400 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority drew skepticism Monday from the New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch. The military announced...

Coast Guardsman charged with murder of seaman in Alaska

Aug. 29, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Coast Guardsman is charged with murder in the January death of a 19-year-old seaman who was found unresponsive along the shore of an Alaska island, Coast Guard officials said Thursday. Ethan Tucker was charged Wednesday with seven violations of the Uniform Code of Military...