Jury Recommends 30-Day Sentence for Sergeant in Army Hazing Case (Danny Chen)
Source: The New York Times
A military jury recommended on Tuesday that a sergeant receive a sentence of 30 days in prison for mistreating and assaulting Pvt. Danny Chen, whose suicide in Afghanistan last year drew national attention to the standing of Asians in the United States military.
The jury also said the sergeant, Adam M. Holcomb, should be reduced one rank, to specialist, and be fined $1,181.55.
Sergeant Holcomb had faced a sentence of as many as two years in prison, as well as a punitive discharge.
On Monday, the jury found him guilty of two counts of maltreatment and one count of assault consummated by battery. But he was acquitted on charges of negligent homicide, reckless endangerment, communicating a threat and hazing.