Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mead Guilty on all Charges, Members Find

A general court-martial panel at Ft. Bragg returned guilty findings on all charges and specifications against SPC Eric Mead, who was accused of planning to kill his cheating wife and Mead's brother-in-law (the other party in the affair).  Evidence that Mead killed the brother-in-law by stabbing him and injured the wife, also by stabbing her, was fairly plain; the primary issue was whether the crimes were premeditated or done "in the heat of passion."

The government sentencing case begins this afternoon.  A motion for the award of additional pretrial confinement credit is pending, as the defense counsel allege confinement officials unlawfully commingled convicted inmates with Mead, a pretrial prisoner.