Thursday, July 28, 2011

Miller Guilty in Afghan Death

After short deliberations on both findings and sentence yesterday, a court-martial panel at Ft. Campbell found SGT Derrick Miller guilty of premeditated murder in the death of an Afghan civilian and sentenced him to the mandatory minimum of life with the possibility of parole. 

Premeditated murder is one of the few crimes under the Uniform Code of Military Justice that carries a mandatory minimum.  Most UCMJ crimes have "no punishment" as an option.