Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Additional Charges in Stryker "Kill Team" Case
He also is charged with "unlawfully engaging in murder scenario conversations with subordinates" and with "aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon" on Afghan civilians.
Bram has 5 additional charges pending, including partaking in a plot to assault a fellow soldier whom the others feared would expose the group's illicit drug use during the deployment.
I'd like to see the charge sheet because I don't believe the maximum punishment listed in the Reuters article is correct if the solicitation of which Bram is charged actually led to a murder. If murder did occur as the result of the solicitation, under Article 82, UCMJ, it seems Bram could face life without the possibility of parole (assuming this is referred as a non-capital case) because that is the maximum punishment for the solicited crime's commission.