Friday, May 27, 2011

Extra-Long Holiday Break in Bozicevich Court-Martial

The court members who will decide SGT Joseph Bozicevich's sentence won't hear any testimony today.  The court-martial is in recess until Tuesday.  Earlier this week, the members returned a finding of guilty on 2 counts of premeditated murder; however, because the vote was not unanimous, the court-martial, which was referred to trial as a capital case, became a non-capital case.

You'll recall that this case already has an extensive appellate history, as Bozicevich attempted to force the Army to provide him with trial defense counsel who had capital litigation experience.  Given the findings verdict, it appears that appellate issue is now mooted.