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Pre-trial hearing for Two Fort Campbell Soldiers concludes

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The pre-trial hearing in the cases of two 101st Airborne Division Soldiers who have been charged in the disappearance and death of Pfc. Shadow McClaine concluded April 11th on Fort Campbell after two days of proceedings.

Pursuant to Article 32 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and Rules for Courts-Martial (RCM) 405, the purpose of the Article 32 preliminary hearing for the cases against Sgt. Jamal Williams-McCray and Spc. Charles Robinson was to:

(L to R) Sgt. Jamal Williams-McCray and Spc. Charles Robinson.

(L to R) Sgt. Jamal Williams-McCray and Spc. Charles Robinson.

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New Allotment Rule Protects Troops From Lending Scams

 

Written by Terri Moon Cronk
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, D.C. – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a policy change in new paycheck allotments to prevent unscrupulous commercial lenders from taking advantage of troops and their families, Pentagon officials said today.

According to a Defense Department news release published today, effective January 1st, 2015, the change in DoD’s Financial Management Regulation will prohibit service members from allotting pay to buy, lease or rent personal property, a senior DoD official said. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell places Clarksville’s Callee’s Too Sports Bar on Off-Limits List

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Callee’s Too Sports Bar, located at 1962 Fort Campbell Boulevard, has been placed on the Fort Campbell Off-Limits list following a shooting that occurred in the early hours of July 31st.

The decision to place Callee’s Too on the list was made due to conditions existing at the establishment that are deemed detrimental to the health, welfare and safety of Fort Campbell Soldiers and their Families.

The Off-Limits action is intended to prevent Soldiers and their Families from being exposed to or victimized by crime-conducive conditions and to provide a reasonably safe environment for them. «Read the rest of this article»

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Brent Burke’s General Court-Martial Rescheduled for May

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A general court-martial date for Sgt. Brent Burke has been rescheduled for May 2nd, 2012, after a continuance was accepted by the military judge and was agreed to by both the government and defense counsel.

Burke has been charged with violating clauses (1) and (4) of Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.  “Article 118 of the UCMJ states that, “any person subject to this chapter whom without justification or excuse, unlawfully kills a human being, when he – (1) has a premeditated design to kill; (2) intends to kill or inflict great bodily harm; (3) is engaged in an act which is inherently dangerous to others and evinces a wanton disregard of human life; or (4) is engaged in the perpetration of burglary, sodomy, rape robbery, or aggravated arson; – is guilty of murder and shall suffer such punishment as a court-martial may direct, except that if found guilty under clause (1) or (4), he shall suffer death or imprisonment for life as a court-martial may direct.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Burke General Court-Martial Delayed

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The General Court-Martial for Sergeant Brent Burke has been delayed. Initially, the GCM was scheduled for February 6th–10th, 2012 – but a continuance was accepted by the military judge and was agreed to by both the government and defense counsel. A new trial date has not been set.

Burke has been charged with violating clauses (1) and (4) of Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. “Article 118 of the UCMJ states that, “any person subject to this chapter whom without justification or excuse, unlawfully kills a human being, when he – (1) has a premeditated design to kill; (2) intends to kill or inflict great bodily harm; (3) is engaged in an act which is inherently dangerous to others and evinces a wanton disregard of human life; or (4) is engaged in the perpetration of burglary, sodomy, rape robbery, or aggravated arson; – is guilty of murder and shall suffer such punishment as a court-martial may direct, except that if found guilty under clause (1) or (4), he shall suffer death or imprisonment for life as a court-martial may direct.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Brent Burke General Court-Martial set to begin February 6th

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Sergeant Brent Burke will face a General Court-Martial February 6th–10th, 2012.

Burke has been charged with violating clauses (1) and (4) of Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. “Article 118 of the UCMJ states that, “any person subject to this chapter whom without justification or excuse, unlawfully kills a human being, when he – (1) has a premeditated design to kill; (2) intends to kill or inflict great bodily harm; (3) is engaged in an act which is inherently dangerous to others and evinces a wanton disregard of human life; or (4) is engaged in the perpetration of burglary, sodomy, rape robbery, or aggravated arson; – is guilty of murder and shall suffer such punishment as a court-martial may direct, except that if found guilty under clause (1) or (4), he shall suffer death or imprisonment for life as a court-martial may direct.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Burke recommended for General Court-Martial

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The investigating officer in the second Article 32 investigation held for Sgt. Brent Burke has recommended that the charges be referred to a general court-martial. A trial date has been set for February 6th, 2012.

Burke has been charged with violating clauses (1) and (4) of Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.  “Article 118 of the UCMJ states that, “any person subject to this chapter whom without justification or excuse, unlawfully kills a human being, when he – (1) has a premeditated design to kill; (2) intends to kill or inflict great bodily harm; (3) is engaged in an act which is inherently dangerous to others and evinces a wanton disregard of human life; or (4) is engaged in the perpetration of burglary, sodomy, rape robbery, or aggravated arson; – is guilty of murder and shall suffer such punishment as a court-martial may direct, except that if found guilty under clause (1) or (4), he shall suffer death or imprisonment for life as a court-martial may direct.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Burke recommended for General Court-Martial

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The investigating officer in the Article 32 investigation held for Sgt. Brent Burke has recommended that the charges be referred to a general court-martial. A trial date has not yet been established.

Burke has been charged with violating Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which states that, “Article 118 of the UCMJ states that, “any person subject to this chapter whom without justification or excuse, unlawfully kills a human being, when he – (1) has a premeditated design to kill; (2) intends to kill or inflict great bodily harm; (3) is engaged in an act which is inherently dangerous to others and evinces a wanton disregard of human life; or (4) is engaged in the perpetration of burglary, sodomy, rape robbery, or aggravated arson; – is guilty of murder and shall suffer such punishment as a court-martial may direct, except that if found guilty under clause (1) or (4), he shall suffer death or imprisonment for life as a court-martial may direct.”

Burke has been placed in pre-trial confinement at a civilian confinement facility and will face a general court-martial, which is the most serious level of military courts. It consists of a judge, trial counsel, defense counsel, and at least five court members.

Under UCMJ, Burke is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Charges preferred against Brent Burke

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The U.S. Army charged Sgt. Brent Burke at around 3:00pm July 8th for violating Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Burke has formally been charged with two specifications of premeditated murder and it has been alleged “in that Sergeant (E-5) Brent A. Burke, U.S. Army, did at or near Rineyville, KY on or about September 11th, 2007, with premeditation, murder Tracy Burke by means of shooting her with a firearm and that he did, at or near Rineyville, KY, on or about September 11th, 2007, with premeditation, murder Karen Comer by means of shooting her with a firearm. «Read the rest of this article»

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Soldier Charged with Aggravated Assault, Attempted Murder

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A Fort Campbell Soldier has been charged with attempted murder and three counts of assault following an incident December 21st on Fort Campbell.

Charges were preferred December 22nd, 2010 against Staff Sgt. Ian J. Kriebel, 35, under the Uniform Code of Military Justice alleging the following offenses:

Charge I: Violation Of The UCMJ, Article 80 (Attempted Murder) Specification: In that Staff Sergeant Ian Kriebel, U.S. Army, did, at or near Fort Campbell, Kentucky, on or about 21 December 2010, with premeditation, attempt to murder (an on-duty Military Policeman) by stabbing him repeatedly with a knife and that such acts would have resulted in the commission of premeditated murder except for the unexpected intervening circumstance of (the Military Policeman) shooting him. «Read the rest of this article»

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