The US Elite has its first military trial scheduled for cadet Walter Hamilton (20) of Waterside. Hamilton has been charged with Attempted Wilful Murder, Hiring of a Shadow Operator, Terrorist Threats against cadet Taylor Greenspan,Terrorist Threats against General Orson White, Terrorist Threats against Naval Captain Dover Barton, Terrorist Threats against General of the Army Ralph Rivers, Terrorist Threats against Major General Robert Hill, Attempted Wilful Murder of Major General Robert Hill, Treason Against the UCAS, Theft of Military Supplies, Defacing Government Property and Perjury.
Hamilton Walter is being held without bail at the Waterways Military Compound awaiting the start of his trial on January 14th, 2075 to be overseen by military judge Vice Admiral Wesley Reid and prosecuted by Mr. Perry Mason, Mr. Jack Malone and Lord Gary Swimming with his defence be provided by Mr. Robert Perry. The UCAS government is seeking the death penalty in this case and using the articles of justice within the Uniformed Code of Justice during times of war as their argument. The defence is claiming that Mr. Hamilton miss understood what he was signing up for and was under extreme mental duress during the early training stages.
According to reports from within the US Elite the Criminal Investigation Division lead by Commander Oakley Doyle would uncover a direct link between Hamilton Walter and the hired assassin through bank records and phone records provided to the CI division by I Corps. Hamilton’s attorney is arguing that the evidence has been doctored by I-Corps commander Major Wilhuff Palpatine and his confession was coerced through the use of physical harm and mental trickery on the behalf of Dr. Ben Palpatine.
The Prosecution has provided all documents and recordings of the interview process to the courts and showing that Hamilton freely and openly confessed in disgust fully understanding that he would be hanged once he signed the confession. Hamilton’s lawyer is claiming that he was denied a lawyer during his interview and the confession should be excluded from the trial process.
As of today the honourable Wesley Reid has yet to rule in the favour of the defendant and has scheduled a short date for trial. Hamilton Walter’s parents have been reaching out to the prosecutors office within the US Elite begging for leniency for their son. Currently a spokesman for Lord Gary Swimming states that the seriousness of the crimes the defendant is charged with and that he freely confessed to demand the most extreme of punishments and death by hanging is the only acceptable punishment in this case. They state that any show of leniency will be seen as a window of opportunity for others to follow suit, everyone needs to know that any sort of traitorous actions will be prosecuted to fullest extent of the law.
If Hamilton’s confession is not excluded from evidence than his trial will be short and sweet, seeing the prosecution has an open and shut case and Hamilton will be hanged within two weeks of his sentencing. It seems that the US Elite is following all the proper guidelines within the Military Uniformed Code of Justice and they have properly investigated this case. The Assassin Howard Broward aka Tiny will be facing the death penalty as well when his case goes to trial on January 9th 2075. Broward is as well facing the hangman’s noose for his part in the conspiracy and even with facing execution he openly confessed and provided evidence of Hamilton’s direct involvement. Broward’s lawyer released a statement from his client “If I am going to hang for this, than I will be damned if I hang alone.”
The US Elite’s Judge Advocate Judge Office (JAG) has stated that they have reviewed all the evidence in this case and feel that execution by hanging is proper and fully within the law for both defendants. They are not happy about sending a young man to his death but the punishment fits the crime and they are just doing whats in the best interest of the country and following the written military law.
Hamilton’s parents are requesting that citizens of Seattle phone and email the Criminal Division and the JAG office to request that their son be spared from the gallows and sentenced to life in prison instead. They say that he is a good man that had a mental break and needs to be given a second chance at life, currently the JAG office has refused to reduce the charges nor recommend a lighter sentence for Hamilton.