30 Apr '13, 3am

Breaking News: Okinawa Marine’s suicide conviction overturned By @Travis_Tritten

Related Marine's suicide attempt was a cry for help. Was it also a crime? A 2009 public service poster designed to raise awareness about stress-related causes of suicide amongst U.S. servicemembers. U.S. Air Force illustration by Corey Hook CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – The U.S. military’s highest appeals court on Monday rejected the conviction of an Okinawa Marine for attempting suicide, but the decision may fall short of setting a precedent for all such prosecutions. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruled that Pvt. Lazzaric Caldwell was improperly charged and convicted of disrupting order and discrediting the Marine Corps after he slashed his wrists in his Camp Schwab barracks in 2010. Caldwell, who had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder unrelated to combat, was confined to the brig for six months and received a bad-conduct discharge. The Marine’s ...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/marine-corps/okinawa-marine-s...

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