Saturday, September 5, 2015

Navy-Marine Corps CCA upholds murder conviction

A panel of the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the conviction and sentence in the case of a Marine master sergeant who murdered a prostitute in Hawaii. Details can be found here. The decision in United States v. Crosby can be found here. The military prosecuted the case; the Honolulu prosecutor passed on it. Query (as we have asked in the past): why should this case have been tried in a military court?

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