A Month in Review: In the News on Military Justice for All (April 2018)

April 2018

Patrick F. Carnes, Nevada (2011) | Missing Veterans
Mother Joins Search for Navy Officer Son Who Vanished on Way to Submarine Based in Connecticut
Federal agencies get involved with search for missing Martinsville man

Cold Cases:
Air Force Col. Philip Shue Died in an Apparent Car Accident, But Autopsy Revealed Much More; Texas Judge Ruled Cause of Death as Homicide (April 16, 2003)
Unsolved Homicide: Fort Hood Army Pvt. Justin Lewis Shot & Killed Near Vacant Lot in Neighborhood in Killeen, Texas (April 17, 2017)

Reward Offered:
$11K offered in hunt for Marine accused of killing detective’s daughter
Former Marine wanted for murder believed to be in Mexico, manhunt underway
Authorities ask for public’s help in locating ex-Marine fugitive

Advocate for review and reform of injustice in the Military

Veterans legal clinic scheduled in Killeen
Save Our Heroes Sends Letter of Concern to Joint Regional Correctional Facility Leavenworth, Re Violation of the United Nations Human Rights Commission

This Gunnery Sergeant’s job destroyed his body to the point of retirement
Diagnosed With Leukemia, This Officer Was One Year From Retirement



Air Force Reports Second Mishap in 8 Days for Alaska-Based F-22s
Air Force F-22 skids on its belly during botched takeoff

Stateside Deaths:
Quiet professionalism, humor recalled (Spc. Samson S. Johnson, 20, US Army, Fort Hood)
Two soldiers killed in Apache helicopter crash at Fort Campbell
Manual graduate, soldier ‘Jay’ Gibson honored Saturday at community funeral
Eielson Airman Pronounced Dead
Body found on Santa Fe Trail at Air Force Academy ruled a suicide
Air Force investigates death of Eielson airman
Army: Request for unredacted report on fatal training accident could take a year to process
Soldier who died waiting for US military to clear him for duty was a naturalized citizen, officials say
Fort Polk soldier dead after a gunshot wound on base
Navy: Training jet flew too low – for thrills – before crash in East Tennessee mountains

Overseas Deaths:
In memory of U.S. Army soldier Pat Tillman
Green Beret dies in non-combat incident while serving in Papua New Guinea
22-year-old Maine Navy sailor killed in Bahrain

Homicide Cases:
Rosendo Rodriguez III Executed for Murder of Two Women
Airman taken into custody for murder after airman found with throat slashed
Newport News woman gets life for hired murder of husband (2008)
While on the run, Offutt airman wrote that he had thoughts of killing again
‘I just enjoy killing’: Nebraska airman’s journal reveals ‘a thirst’ for murder
Prosecutor: Prostitution gone wrong leads to shooting death at Ocean Blvd. hotel
Denny trial focuses on picture of deceased Klapheke girl at Dyess as testimony heats up
Marine gets 4 years with hard labor for drunken-driving death of Okinawa man
Man sentenced to life in prison for 2004 killing of Army officer
Minn. Drug Dealer Convicted In Marine’s Overdose Death
Breaking: “Golden State Killer” Suspect Arrested – Ex-Cop Joseph James Deangelo, 72
Golden State Killer responsible for 50 rapes been arrested
Suspect in Serial Killings Is Vietnam War Veteran Living in California
Mother still searching for closure 3 years after soldier son’s death
Cops searching accused serial killer’s home | Ashleigh Banfield
Stabbing suspect faces murder charges at Camp Pendleton; defense says it was horseplay gone wrong
Deadly Duo: Catherina Voss hired David Runyon to kill her husband, Cory Allen Voss; Runyon received federal death sentence
Jury delivers a guilty verdict in 14-year-old murder case of a Fort Stewart soldier
Family claims murder as they seek to reopen Fort Benning soldier suicide case
Lead investigator takes the stand in 2004 murder case
Pt. 1: How Did Sergeant Robbie West Really Die? – Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen
Rough week for 7th Special Forces Group: Green Beret charged with murder; support troop arrested for molesting girls
Pathologist: Savannah soldier’s murder didn’t bring immediate death
Army says death of soldier from gunshot at Fort Polk was not a suicide
U.S. Army soldier arrested and charged with murder
Marine arrested, faces life in prison after shooting at armed home invader
New Orleans East man set for trial this week for 2014 killing of Army sergeant in Marrero

Sex Crimes Cases:
Latest Kent Court Superior Court indictments issued
Virginia Beach sailor who worked with SEAL Team 6 pleads guilty to assault, lying to NCIS
Soldier charged with molesting young children
Second mistrial in ex-Navy commander’s attempted rape trial
Virginia Beach Sailor Pleads Guilty to Assault, Lying to NCIS
Fort Drum soldier accused of raping child

Other Crime Cases:
Marines try to boot sergeant they couldn’t convict of hazing
USAF officer found guilty of kidnapping child after wife became overweight, allegedly abusive
Officer from 1st Marine Division in trouble for drunken fight
Drive-by shootings concern Killeen military family
Naval Academy superintendent recommends dismissing three midshipmen for alleged drug use
Maryland girl says she warned school officials about 8-year-old classmate bringing gun to school
Video evidence of woman attacking soldiers at restaurant in Macon, Georgia
Elderly woman arrested for assaulting “black b***h” soldiers in uniform
Soldiers identifed after being called “black lesbian b***hes” during altercation
Ex-Mercer teacher banned from restaurant after fight with pregnant service member

AWOL/Desertion/Dishonorable Discharge Cases:
Killer confesses:Teen’s death not suicide (2004)
Mistrial announced for U.S. border agent linked to teenager’s fatal shooting

Raheel Siddiqui’s Family Says Inconsistent Records Raise More Doubts
Raheel Siddiqui’s Death: Family Says No Record of Him at Hospital

Military Explosives:
Chatham County police make Georgetown arrest, call in Army for explosives help

Wrongly Convicted:
The Army CCA reverses Schloff’s conviction because UCI tainted the deliberations
National Poetry Month: A Poem of Promise, A Poem of Despair
The Epidemic of Wrongful Convictions in America
Statement of Attorney Richard V. Stevens on Dismissal of Charges and Case against Client, Air Force MSgt Michael Silva
Lackland Sex Scandal | Never Leave An Airman Behind
Air Force Drops Rape Charge Against Former Instructor
Rape charge against former Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland instructor dropped



Stateside Deaths:
Family searches for answers after missing Oregon Natl. Guardsman found dead

Wyoming’s Adjutant General speaks on sexual harassment case.

Felony Crime:
National Security, #IWasWrong, And The Incestuous Nature Of The National Guard



After his death, combat veteran’s family keeps his mission going

Homicide Cases:
Air Force veteran dies after protecting wife from attacker: death resulted from natural causes
Argument at Elizabethtown home leads to homicide, police say
Retired US soldier living in Italy smothered his Russian wife to death as she slept before writing a note in his own blood saying ‘Sorry’ and slitting his throat in grisly murder-suicide
E’town homicide victim ‘a good old country boy’
Ex-cop pleads not guilty in death of exhibitionist wife
Maine Army Vet Murdered Wife and Buried Her With Flowers, Love Note — and Bottle of ‘Guilty’ Cologne
Kat West’s Mom Defends Husband Accused of Exhibitionist’s Murder, Says It Was An Accident
Victim in murder case involving Tyler nurse was a pilot, veteran
Retired cop seeks dismissal of attempted murder charge
Two sentenced for roles in killing of Army veteran
U.S. Army veteran found guilty of shooting man to death in Anaheim park
Amy Van Wagner found GUILTY in death of husband, Stanley Van Wagner
Owner of Chit Chat’s Bar was woman found dead in Pompano Beach home, cops say
Funeral Held For Victims Of New Milford Murder-Suicide
LAPD officer arrested on 3 counts of murder in suspected DUI crash in Whittier
‘Hero’ Sues Izzy’s Murder Defendant Patrick Gleason
Police: Couple killed Vietnam War veteran, burned body in front of kids
Former U.S. Army sniper, 2 other ex-soldiers guilty of killing woman for cash
Sentence is 16 years to life for murder of Marine veteran
Teenager found not guilty in 2016 murder of Hoover veteran

Veterans Affairs Issues:
Why do so many veterans kill themselves? Here are four theories.
VA summit aims to end soldier suicide
Trump wants to erase student loan debt for disabled veterans
Predictive analytics pointing VA to veterans at risk of suicide
Missing veterans need the help of Camo Alerts


Mental Health:
Maine Legislature Passes Commercial Marijuana Regulations
Parental Alienation: What Can an Alienated Parent Do?
A Girl’s Best Friend
Your Mental Health Is More Important Than Your Job
K9s for Warriors Service Dog Video
10 Reasons Why Anxiety Sucks… the Life Out of Me
When You Want to Go to Therapy but Don’t Know Where to Start



Felony Crime:
Military child abuse cases raises complex sentencing issues

International Incidents:
Rape victim wants Japan to do more on US military crimes
Marine gets 4 years with hard labor for drunken-driving death of Okinawa man
John Chapman Died Alone On A Mountaintop Fighting Al Qaeda. Now He’s Getting The Medal Of Honor
Rep. Duncan Hunter taking a look at the Clint Lorance, US Army case
SEALs bank on evolving legal theory to beat war crimes rap

Navy chaplain fired after he’s caught on video having sex at a New Orleans bar
Goldfein: Rebuilding end strength key to fixing Air Force morale troubles
Airman on president’s detail charged for “d**k pic” club, rewarded service members for their genital pics
Afghan military trainees in the US keep going AWOL
A cluster of military aviation crashes killed 14 people in three weeks. What’s to blame?

Other Injustices:
Dino Puppets, Angry Veterans, And Fat Generals: The Tennessee Debacle
This Just Sucks | Nick Palmisciano
Everybody Involved In That Dino Puppet Reenlistment Video Just Got Fired
This Air Force Puppet Video Would Be Cuter If 3 Airmen Hadn’t Just Had Their Careers Ended
Colonel in ‘Dino Puppet’ Video Speaks: ‘I Was Given a Death Sentence’
Military Page Admin: I Wish I’d Handled ‘Dino Puppet’ Video Differently

Military Policy:
NCO Leadership and the Art of “Why:” Blind Trust No Longer Works
Thriving in wake of assault is focus of Air Force Academy summit
Storming the Hill 2018 | MOAA
Disability Evaluation | DoD Warrior Care
Parental Alienation Awareness Day 2018
Parental Alienation Awareness Day 2018 | The Good Men Project
Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2018 | NSVRC
Leave Your Ego at the Door FOR Military Justice | Law office of Jocelyn Stewart
The Modus Operandi of Social Justice Warriors
DNA’s Revolutionary Role in Freeing the Innocent
Sec. of Army cuts mandatory online training and other ‘burdensome’ requirements
Ernst, Grassley address sexual assault in military as reports reach all-time high
Was ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ A Step Forward For LGBT in the Military?
End Parental Alienation Now | New Jersey Law Journal
What’s the difference between a narcissist, sociopath, and borderline?
Shared parenting bill moving through legislature
An Epidemic of Prosecutorial Misconduct
After waiver controversy, Army to evaluate troops’ mental health pasts on case-by-case basis
Parental Alienation in the U.S. Military
Mothers who deny fathers access to the couple’s children after a break-up could be jailed
Our View: A clash of faith and LGBT rights at Fort Bragg
Some male sexual assault victims feel left behind by #MeToo
Jobs are the ultimate criminal justice reform



Air Force TSgt Thomas Bunday Confessed to 5 Murders in Alaska from 1979-1981; Killed Self in Motorcycle Wreck Day of Arrest (1983)
Army Spouse Jennifer Reali Shot and Killed Dianne Hood; Husband Brian Hood Conspired, Sentenced to 37 Years in Prison; Reali Sentenced to Life (1990)
Lt Joe Kenda of Homicide Hunter Outlines Murder of Army Soldier Christopher Walton
Dishonorably Discharged Air Force Veteran Dan Leach II Murdered Ashley Wilson; Confessed to Homicide, Sentenced to 75 Years in Prison (2004)
Marine Corps Reservist Rosendo Rodriguez Murdered Summer Baldwin and Unborn Child; Sentenced to Death in Texas for Two Capital Murders (2005)
Investigation Reveals Retired Marine Daniel Vandecar Not Involved in Schutzler Homicide; Mother Rosemary Guilty, Sentenced to Life (2010)
A Complete List of the 35 Basic Military Training Instructors Court Martialed in the Lackland Air Force Base Sex Scandal
Army Pfc. Shadow McClaine Reported Missing at Fort Campbell on 9/2; Spc. Charles Robinson Pleaded Guilty to Murder, Sgt. Jamal Williams-McCray Awaiting Trial (2016)
A Month in Review: In the News on Military Justice for All (March 2018)

On This Day:
Army Veteran Larry Ranes Murdered Gary Smock, Charles Snyder, and Air Force Service Member Vernon LeBenne After Jailed and Discharged from Military for Violence (April 6, 1964)
“Fragging” on the rise in U.S. units (April 20, 1971)
Pvt Rosa Martinez, US Army, Murdered at Fort Dix by National Guardsman Jose Aponte After She Resisted His Sexual Advances (April 11, 1987)
Civilian Tammie Erwin was Shot and Killed by Camp Pendleton Marine Andrew Urdiales in California (April 15, 1989)
Ex-Army Drill Sergeant Earl Richmond, Jr. was Sentenced to Death for Murder of Army Specialist at Fort Dix and a Mother & Two Children in North Carolina (April 4, 1991)
Navy Spouse Jovita Collazo Disappeared from San Diego, California; 23 Years Later Found Murdered; Michael Richardson Convicted, Life Sentence (April 30, 1992)
Air Force Col. Philip Shue Died in an Apparent Car Accident, But Autopsy Revealed Much More; Texas Judge Ruled Cause of Death as Homicide (April 16, 2003)
Black Sunday | The Long Road Home | Fort Hood (April 4, 2004)
Pat Tillman killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan (April 22, 2004)
Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph agrees to plead guilty (April 8, 2005)
Navy PO1 Cherie Morton Died of a Non Combat Death while Stationed with Naval Security Forces in Bahrain (April 20, 2008)
Is There an Army Cover-Up of Rape and Murder of Women Soldiers? (April 28, 2008)
Lance Cpl Harry Lew, US Marine Corps, Died of a Non Combat-Related Incident in Helmand Province, Afghanistan (April 3, 2011)
Air Force MSgt Tara Brown Died of Wounds Suffered from Gunfire at Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan (April 27, 2011)
Investigators Persisted When Army Soldier Kelli Bordeaux Disappeared in North Carolina, Convicted Sex Offender Nicholas Holbert Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder (April 14, 2012)
Marine Corps Spouse Brittany Killgore Held Captive, Tortured, Raped, and Murdered After Refusing Sex; 3 BDSM Cult Members Sentenced to Life (April 14, 2012)
Hood shooter to police: ‘You better kill me now’ (April 2, 2014)
Disabled Army Veteran Joseph Jeremy Weber Shot and Killed by California Police Officer After Allegedly Aggressing Upon Him with a Knife in Hand (April 8, 2015)
Army Soldiers Johnny Herrera and Benjamin Cardwell, Army Veteran Todd Crow, and Daniel Francis Charged With Conspiracy to Commit Theft of Government Property (April 21, 2015)
Air Force A1C Nathaniel McDavitt Died In Jordan After Extreme Winds Caused Structural Damage to Building he Occupied (April 15, 2016)
Air Force Veteran John Tessier (aka Jack McCullough) Freed from Prison After Maria Ridulph Cold Case Homicide Conviction Overturned with New Evidence (April 25, 2016)
Air Force SSgt Steven Williams Pleaded No Contest to the Second Degree Murder of his Ex-Wife & USAF Veteran Tricia Todd in Florida (April 26, 2016)
Fort Carson Army Soldier Branden Harms Pleaded Guilty to Child Abuse Resulting in Death; Faced 40-48 Years in Prison at Sentencing (April 18, 2016)
Huey, Matt Dyer’s Beloved Dog (April 16, 2017)



Featured in Television Episode, Movie, Documentary, Theatre:
This Marine-Made War Documentary Is So Raw The Corps Doesn’t Want You To See It
Cold Hearted | Investigation Discovery (Cory Voss, US Navy homicide victim)
‘House Two’: “I Hope Secretary Of Defense James Mattis Sees Haditha Massacre Doc” Says Director Michael Epstein – Tribeca
Golden State Killer | People Magazine Investigates
In Ice Cold Blood: Bonus Clip – Darryl Wrest (Episode 3) | Oxygen
In Ice Cold Blood: Bonus Clip – Brian Patterson (Episode 3) | Oxygen


Fort Hood brigade commander talks about complex deployment in Kuwait, Iraq and Syria
Air Force public affairs exposes Spec. Ops aircraft to public despite OPSEC crackdown
Some Wisconsin police are returning military vehicles
Statement by Secretary James N. Mattis on Syria
US strikes Syria: Allied forces take out chemical weapons facilities
Numerous awards for valor given to Rangers for close combat killing during deployment
Special Forces veteran’s missing dog found safe after crash
3rd Cavalry Regiment deploying to Iraq
The Failures of Anti-Trumpism
Tammie Jo Shults, Southwest Pilot: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
City worker tells veteran he ‘did nothing for our country’ after giving citation for flag
FL Motorcycle Dealer Wins Fight Over Military Flags After Vet’s Spat With City Worker
She calmly landed the Southwest flight. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering Navy fighter pilot.
Muslim Fresno State prof. calls Barbara Bush a racist who raised a war criminal
Remembering Barbara Bush | ABC 20/20

Related Links:
A Month in Review: In the News on Military Justice for All (November 2017)
A Month in Review: In the News on Military Justice for All (December 2017)
A Month in Review: In the News on Military Justice for All (January 2018)
A Month in Review: In the News on Military Justice for All (February 2018)
A Month in Review: In the News on Military Justice for All (March 2018)

Military Appreciation | National Park Service

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