Thursday, October 8, 2020

"Ex-Gitmo commander sentenced to 2 years for death investigation cover-up"

He was convicted of lying and obstructing justice and sentenced to two years in prison, but the underlying facts are grim

[The defendant] and [the victim], 42, were in a fight two nights before the Coast Guard found [the victim]’s body floating in the bay. It stemmed from a drunken confrontation at a party at the officer’s club, where [the victim] accused [the defendant], his commanding officer, of having an affair with his wife...

The fight spilled over into [the defendant]’s home, federal prosecutors determined, where investigators found [the victim]’s blood in the living room and a bloody towel on the dock. 

[The defendant] was never charged directly in [the victim]’s death, but