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Air Force charges staff sergeant in AFN sailor's death in Kaiserslautern
Stars & Stripes ^ | 11/14/2014 | Matt Millham

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 Chepusov’s 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 Force’s 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."


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Got a little bit too vigorous?
1 posted on 03/14/2014 7:16:25 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I’m betting it was a homosexual love spat that got out of hand.


2 posted on 03/14/2014 7:19:25 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: markomalley

This has a murder as a result of queers falling ‘out of love’ stamped all over it.


3 posted on 03/14/2014 7:19:38 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: markomalley; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


4 posted on 03/14/2014 7:22:41 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: robowombat

that or rape of a straight guy.


5 posted on 03/14/2014 7:24:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants; Secret Agent Man

One or the other no doubt.


6 posted on 03/14/2014 7:27:56 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I agree.


7 posted on 03/14/2014 7:29:53 PM PDT by bimboeruption ("We Recognize No Sovereign But God, And No King But Jesus!" - John Adams & John Hancock)
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To: markomalley
Four other related articles are linked at the story's original we page....not one word about possible motive, etc.

Suspect you're correct about things getting bit too vigorous...

8 posted on 03/14/2014 7:31:56 PM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: markomalley

let them go into bankruptcy and reorganize without the union. It can be done.


9 posted on 03/14/2014 7:47:27 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

correction: previous post should go with postoffice story


10 posted on 03/14/2014 7:49:16 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: markomalley

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).


11 posted on 03/14/2014 7:53:38 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Bingo!


12 posted on 03/14/2014 8:25:02 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: elpadre

“correction: previous post should go with postoffice story”

There’s a possibility this story was also about male delivery.


13 posted on 03/14/2014 8:27:30 PM PDT by moovova
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To: markomalley

Kaiserslautern???


14 posted on 03/14/2014 8:28:25 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: elpadre

LOL!!!!

Too many windows open?

I’ve posted to to the wrong ones before.

This goes to the USPS story?


15 posted on 03/14/2014 8:29:54 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

It’s in Germany. My brother was stationed there.


16 posted on 03/14/2014 8:32:17 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Vendome

Same area code as “Pupersleurpen”


17 posted on 03/14/2014 8:36:16 PM PDT by wxgesr (I wanna bodysurf in the Black Sea)
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To: markomalley

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.


18 posted on 03/14/2014 8:42:19 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: markomalley

Autoerotic asphyxia?


19 posted on 03/14/2014 8:48:10 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Vendome

Southeast Germany near the border with France. I was stationed near there in the mid 80’s at Pirmasens and my daughter was born near Kaiserslautern in Landstuhl 8 months before we came back the to the states.


20 posted on 03/14/2014 8:48:16 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: wxgesr

ROTFLAMO!!!

S 2 funny ....


21 posted on 03/14/2014 8:55:36 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Pox

Land stool?

LOL!

I swear !!!


22 posted on 03/14/2014 8:56:46 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

Germany!


23 posted on 03/14/2014 8:57:03 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Vendome
Most of our severely wounded soldiers arrive there from locations on that side of the globe for first class medical care via the Ramstein Air Base.

http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/health-care/facilities/landstuhl-regional-medical-center.html
24 posted on 03/14/2014 9:00:18 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Then the question is which one is gay and which one is straight? I really could go either way.


25 posted on 03/14/2014 9:08:14 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Pox

k-town. what the common bier there, schultheiss?


26 posted on 03/14/2014 10:18:21 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: RitchieAprile
Good question. I was stationed in Pirmasens and lived off base about 100 yards from the local brewery, Parkbrau. It's the one thing I miss from that duty station.
27 posted on 03/14/2014 10:24:15 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Vendome

K-town is what we called it.


28 posted on 03/15/2014 1:52:27 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

Odds are going 3:1 that it was a fag scorned or rejected.


29 posted on 03/15/2014 4:45:55 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: PAR35
"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.'

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.

30 posted on 03/15/2014 5:01:55 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

It appears that the German prosecutor was a little bit reluctant to give this one over to the Americans. “According to Card, the German prosecutor’s 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.


31 posted on 03/15/2014 6:07:04 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: elpadre

Non sequitur of the week.


32 posted on 03/15/2014 6:18:04 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: markomalley

“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.


33 posted on 03/15/2014 7:45:33 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Pox

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.


34 posted on 03/15/2014 7:48:54 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: RitchieAprile

BBK, Barbarossa Kaiser Pils, otherwise known as Bad Beer from Kaiserslautern.

Schultheiss is a Berlin beer.


35 posted on 03/15/2014 7:50:20 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Pox

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.


36 posted on 03/15/2014 7:52:02 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: VerySadAmerican

I really could go either way....Me,tooo, thilly (wink, wink).


37 posted on 03/15/2014 8:12:12 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: ops33

“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.


38 posted on 03/15/2014 8:16:24 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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