Skip to comments.Killer Sailor may get Vet Benefits
Posted on 10/15/2010 8:00:19 PM PDT by Citizen X_Area 51
Twenty months ago, Navy Sailor Darren Mackie, 22, killed his ex-girlfriend, Navy Sailor Caitlin Elizabeth Trask, 20, with a single bullet to the back of the head.
Her parents are still waiting for the Navy to dishonorably discharge him.
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hell unless there were some extremely extenuting cirumstances (ie she tried to kill him first) the navy should hang him.
It is always in the interest of the command to get the guy out as soon as possible, but it also benefits good order and discipline to punish the wicked. If the old man goes for a BCD or DD on a guy most of your sailors are cheering in the wings. The ones that aren't are taking note and deterrence is a good thing too.
This is probably a case of a JAG office saying, "Hey the civilians put him in jail, so why bother." Then the case gets lost in a stack of papers on the guys desk.
If this girl was on a carrier I am surprised the battlegroup commander didn't get his flag judge to pursue this issue with the killer's command.
geez we used to see the bad conduct discharges and dishonorable discharges on people all the time back in the day
Amen brother...due process is a good thing, but when it comes to military discipline/justice it has gone to far.
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