Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Germany withholds evidence in U.S. Air Force murder case

Because the United States has not ruled out the death penalty in a U.S. Air Force murder case arising in Germany, German authorities have withheld evidence from the Article 32, UCMJ, pretrial investigation, including the victim's throat. Details of the case appear in this Stars and Stripes article. The victim, a U.S. Navy petty officer second class, was an Armed Forces Network broadcaster.
[Achim] Nunenmann, the Kaiserslautern senior prosecutor, said his office is willing to cooperate – if the U.S. military takes the death penalty off the table.
“If they want the exhibit (physical evidence), they need to do something,” he said.

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