A military jury has found Marine Gunnery Sgts Daniel Draher and Joshua Negron of the ‘MARSOC 3’ not guilty of involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide, and dereliction of duty, in connection with the death of a former Green Beret who was working as a contractor in Iraq, said Maj. Matthew Finnerty, a spokesman for Marine Forces Special Operations Command.
Draher and Negron were found guilty of violating General Order No. 1, which prohibits troops from drinking alcohol in certain countries, Draher’s attorney Phillip Stackhouse said.
After deliberating on a sentence, jurors decided on Thursday that Draher and Negron should not be punished under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Stackhouse told Task & Purpose.
For the moment, the two Marine Raiders’ felony conviction for violating General Order No. 1 stands, Stackhouse said.
“We will request that the commanding general set aside the conviction, especially since there was no punishment, and if that doesn’t happen, then, yes, an appeal will happen,” Stackhouse said.
This article was written by Jeff Schogol
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