Colonel, United States Marine Corps
ABOUT THE CASE
It is UAP's goal through proper litigation, that a change to the death certificate be made and Mike's death be permanently ruled as a "Homicide." Colonel Stahlman's wife, Kimberly, has continued to fight for the truth in the years following Michael Stahlman's death.
Despite joining forces with forensic experts and collecting considerable scientific evidence, NCIS has refused to further consider or investigate the allegation that her husband was murdered.
In January of 2013, an Administrative Procedures Action (APA) was filed with the U.S. District Court in Maryland. The APA is a law which allows a federal judge to review and reverse the decisions made by governmental agencies. The lawsuit accused the defendants, who include NCIS and the Secretary of Defense with “acting in a manner that is “arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, or otherwise, not in accordance with law.”
The suit alleged that investigators “conducted little or no investigation” into at least 20 different matters that would have accompanied a thorough investigation and followed DoD directives. Among them, the number of bullets remaining in the Colonel’s 9mm. NCIS neither counted the bullets nor examined his blood-soaked mattress for the presence of a second round. In addition, the suit claimed that the blood spatter trajectory contradicts NCIS findings. It seems that Colonel Stahlman’s blood sprayed in a different direction from the bullet that NCIS claims killed him. According to the forensic expert, Michael Maloney, this is an impossibility because blood always follows the same path as the bullet that causes the injury.
A federal judge in Baltimore dismissed Kimberly's challenge to the official conclusion that her husband's shooting was a suicide in 2014.
Kimberly's legal team is planning to meet with the Armed Forces Medical Examiner (AFME) to ask that the cause of death on the death certificate be changed. Additionally, the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases (AISOCC) has reviewed the evidence and conducted their own investigation. The AISOCC concluded that Michael Stahlman was murdered.