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    Re: Manslaughter Charges for Acidental Friendly Fire Incident?

    It'll still be a heavy blemish on his record. He seriously needs to consider if he wants to continue doing his current job. Especially if he's mentally scarred.

    Shit happens.

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    Re: Manslaughter Charges for Acidental Friendly Fire Incident?

    I hate to say it but if he were in the US Army his career would be over I'm not 100% sure about Canadian military justice though.

    And like what Arrianna said charged and convicted are two different things and whats more, his tribunal or courts marshal can give him whatever punishment they see fit if he is found guilty, no matter how strict or lieniant they want to be.

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    Re: Manslaughter Charges for Acidental Friendly Fire Incident?

    Givin the circumstances he would probably be found guilty, but wouldn't get any harsh sentence. it would have to be one sadistic judge(or whatever) to give him any substantial prison time.

    i am also sorry for your loss (you must be getting tired of hearing that)

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    Re: Manslaughter Charges for Acidental Friendly Fire Incident?

    Quote Originally Posted by fayt lingod View Post
    Givin the circumstances he would probably be found guilty, but wouldn't get any harsh sentence. it would have to be one sadistic judge(or whatever) to give him any substantial prison time.

    i am also sorry for your loss (you must be getting tired of hearing that)
    Guilty? With the relationships and circumstances at hand I doubt it.

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    Re: Manslaughter Charges for Acidental Friendly Fire Incident?

    Actually Hassun, Fayt is probably right. The guy is guilty of shooting his friend by negligence, fact. The relationships and circumstances are whats going to keep his punishment light.

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    Re: Manslaughter Charges for Acidental Friendly Fire Incident?

    Quote Originally Posted by PsiKnot View Post
    Actually Hassun, Fayt is probably right. The guy is guilty of shooting his friend by negligence, fact. The relationships and circumstances are whats going to keep his punishment light.
    "she was told Walsh and the other soldiers were packed tightly into the jeep when a gun was discharged."

    They don't even say he actually pulled the trigger... Could have been an accidental discharge.

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    Re: Manslaughter Charges for Acidental Friendly Fire Incident?

    Well that's the thing. So little information was given out by the Canadian military, that the only thing the news media knows happened was that the gun went off resulting in a death. They haven't given out much information at all.

    But that they are preceeding with manslaughter charges leads me to believe that the gun was accidentally misfired due to negligence (safety not on, finger on trigger or something). Otherwise the incident wouldn't have been under wraps like it is. Incidents around military deaths are usually kept a bit quiet, but the military could easily just come out and say "this was an unavoidable freak accident, but no one is at fault," though they haven't. The alternative was that the event was avoidable, but due to negligence it resulted in a death.

    But no matter how it occured, the event is still highly unfortunate and I'm sorry that it hits so close to home.

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    Re: Manslaughter Charges for Acidental Friendly Fire Incident?

    There shouldn't have been a round in the chamber. It's that simple. Safety off, finger on the trigger, none of that matters if there isn't a bullet in the chamber. He failed to clear his weapon, neglegence.

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