Court Martial Date Set For Navy SEALs (UPDATED)

UPDATE: 5.6.2010: Matthew McCabe found NOT GUILTY – go here for the rest of the story.

No speedy trial for these SEALs.

Neil Puckett is Matthew McCabe’s lawyer, and the following press release is from his site:

McCabe Court-Martial Set for May 2010

Press  Release:  The trial of SO2 Matthew McCabe has been moved from January 19, 2010 to May 3, 2010 in Norfolk, VA.  The Military Judge ruled that the government request for a delay was approved.  However, she did not move the court-martial to Iraq as did the Military Judge in the cases of the other two Navy SEALs charged in the case.

A different Military Judge in the cases of SO2 Keefe and SO1 Huertas ordered the cases be tried in Iraq to accommodate the defense requests for the detainee to be present after declining to accept a deposition.  The SO2 Keefe Case is scheduled to begin on 5 April 2010 and SO1 Heurtas is scheduled to begin on 19 April 2010.

Go here to donate to the SEALS defense fund.

4 thoughts on “Court Martial Date Set For Navy SEALs (UPDATED)”

  1. May 6th, 2010: A U.S. military jury on Thursday cleared a Navy SEAL of any wrongdoing in the alleged beating of an Iraqi prisoner suspected of masterminding the grisly 2004 killings of four American contractors.

    Matthew McCabe, a Special Operations Petty Officer Second Class, was facing three charges: dereliction of performance of duty for willfully failing to safeguard a detainee, making a false official statement, and assault.

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