Skip to comments.Air Force charges staff sergeant in AFN sailor's death in Kaiserslautern
Posted on 03/14/2014 7:16:25 PM PDT by markomalley
An American airman has been charged in the death of a U.S. Navy petty officer who was found dead in the passenger seat of a car in Kaiserslautern during a traffic stop in Germany in December.
"On March 10, 2014, charges of murder and other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice were preferred against U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt Sean M. Oliver, 34, of American Forces Network Europe, 86th Airlift Wing spokeswoman Sandra Archer wrote in an emailed statement Friday to Stars and Stripes.
Oliver, a broadcast engineer for AFN at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, was charged with assaulting and strangling U.S. Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov, who also worked for AFN. Oliver was also charged with obstructing justice and making false statements about Chepusovs death, according to Archer.
Oliver, 34, was stopped by German police early on the morning of Dec. 14 for driving erratically and was later determined to have been legally intoxicated, according to a German police spokesman. During the stop, the police discovered Chepusov unresponsive in the car's passenger seat. Medical personnel later pronounced Chepusov dead at the scene.
A German autopsy concluded that Chepusov died of force to the neck, and a German judge charged Oliver with manslaughter before he was remanded to U.S. custody.
The U.S. military did not place Oliver in pretrial confinement until days later. Initially, according to a December statement from the Air Forces Office of Special Investigations, the suspect now known to be Oliver was remanded to his unit by his commander.
Oliver later landed in pretrial confinement, where he spent more than two months without charge.
An Article 32 hearing will be scheduled to inquire into the truth of the matters set forth in the charges and recommend whether the charges should be adjudicated at a court-martial, Archer wrote. People are reminded that the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty."
I’m betting it was a homosexual love spat that got out of hand.
This has a murder as a result of queers falling ‘out of love’ stamped all over it.
Active Duty ping.
that or rape of a straight guy.
One or the other no doubt.
Suspect you're correct about things getting bit too vigorous...
let them go into bankruptcy and reorganize without the union. It can be done.
correction: previous post should go with postoffice story
Sodomites are given special “rights” (wink, wink) to run rampant in the military-—they are immoral and puerile, narcissists. They are mentally ill and can not control their base urges, and have a warped, immature perception of how to interact with the same sex. They need to be kicked out of the military.
It is like putting women and men together, only a sicker, warped, more immature behavior than “normal” sexual relations——which we help control by “rules” and not putting women and men together in living quarters.
They used to be Sane and understand WHY homosexuals cannot be trusted (they are immoral) and put into close quarters with other males (they are predators)-—same thing happened in the seminaries to destroy the formation of good priests (Fr. Oko’s report on Homoheresy). (Goodbye Good, Men).
“correction: previous post should go with postoffice story”
There’s a possibility this story was also about male delivery.
Too many windows open?
I’ve posted to to the wrong ones before.
This goes to the USPS story?
It’s in Germany. My brother was stationed there.
Same area code as “Pupersleurpen”
Should have left him with the Krauts. They may be soft on murder, but he’d probably have gotten some time for drunk driving. Instead it looks like the Lavender Hill Mob in the Army was trying to look out for him.
Southeast Germany near the border with France. I was stationed near there in the mid 80âs at Pirmasens and my daughter was born near Kaiserslautern in Landstuhl 8 months before we came back the to the states.
S 2 funny ....
I swear !!!
Then the question is which one is gay and which one is straight? I really could go either way.
k-town. what the common bier there, schultheiss?
K-town is what we called it.
Odds are going 3:1 that it was a fag scorned or rejected.
Typically, host nations will turn US on US crimes back to the military even if the crime occurred off post. They would not want to bother German taxpayers with the costs of a trying an American service member for the murder of another American service member. Had the victim been German, I can pretty much assure you, the Germans would have retained the right to prosecute. While I agree this has all the makings of a homosexual love spat gone wrong, I don't think there was any lavender mafia pressure on the Germans to turn the suspect back to the US. There will be ample pressure from that crowd however, to keep the trial details out of the press if things are as they appear on the surface.
It appears that the German prosecutor was a little bit reluctant to give this one over to the Americans. “According to Card, the German prosecutors office is reluctant to fully release the case,,,,” with the American response of not accepting the German evidence and not bothering to even arrest the guy until publicity started to build.
Non sequitur of the week.
“A German autopsy concluded that Chepusov died of force to the neck, and a German judge charged Oliver with manslaughter before he was remanded to U.S. custody.”
Spent two tours in Germany. It was common when US Service Members committed crimes in Germany to turn them over to the US Military. The Germans saved themselves the expense of trial and confinement plus the sentence the Military Courts were usually more severe than a German court would impose.
We also have a daughter born at Landstuhl. Born when we were at Zweibrucken. A couple of weeks after her birth I went down to the K Town German courthouse to get her a German birth certificate. The was a young Soldier there who was also getting his son a German birth certificate. As it turns out the Soldier was himself born at Landstuhl 25 years or so earlier and also got his own birth certificate.
Thought that was pretty cool.
BBK, Barbarossa Kaiser Pils, otherwise known as Bad Beer from Kaiserslautern.
Schultheiss is a Berlin beer.
Parkbrau, very good beer BTW, was from both Zweibrucken and Pirmasens. We lived in military housing down in Zwei about 2 miles from the Parkbrau brewery. Good beer, good times!!
This whole post is bringing back lots of good memories for me.
I really could go either way....Me,tooo, thilly (wink, wink).
A German autopsy concluded that Chepusov died of force to the neck,....ASRD (Accidental Sexual Related Death?) Investigated four of them in 78-79-80. Actually had a hard from laughing, but I’m sick and still smirking.