9 thoughts on “US military veterans’ suicides

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  4. Afghan vet faces five years in jail

    Friday 06 July 2012

    An Afghan war veteran will spend five years behind bars for the “horrific” killing of his landlady.

    Gamekeeper Aaron Wilkinson, 24, of Leeds, was sentenced to a minimum of five years today at Bradford Crown Court for shooting 52-year-old Judith Garnett three times with a shotgun.

    Mr Wilkinson admitted manslaughter in April on grounds of diminished responsibility, citing a combination of Asperger’s syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder from a tour of Afghanistan.

    Mr Wilkinson had said he felt in a “trance” when he shot Ms Garnett, who had earlier shouted at Mr Wilkinson for not letting her dogs out.

    But Judge Justice Kenneth Parker said Mr Wilkinson had taken time to reload the gun – “an element of calculation.”

    It is understood Ms Garnett’s family plan to appeal the sentence.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/121120

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  7. Military investigates death of SEAL commander

    Official says death being investigated as apparent suicide

    Author: From Barbara Starr CNN Pentagon Correspondent

    Published On: Dec 23 2012 03:57:31 PM EST Updated On: Dec 23 2012 10:16:01 PM EST

    (CNN) -

    The Navy is investigating the death in Afghanistan of one of its most senior SEAL officers as an apparent suicide, a U.S. military official tells CNN.

    Navy Cmdr. Job W. Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, died Saturday while serving as the commanding officer of SEAL Team 4, a special warfare unit based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

    The official, who has direct knowledge of the event, spoke on the condition of anonymity because the death remains under full investigation by the U.S. military.

    The official said the family has been notified of the death and that it is being investigated as an apparent suicide. There is no indication at this time that Price was involved in any military-related investigations or controversies, the official said.

    Apparently, when Price did not appear at an expected time, other military personnel went to look for him and discovered his body with an apparent gunshot wound.

    As the commanding officer of the team, Price oversaw more than two dozen commandos and support staff conducting counterterrorism operations in Uruzgan Province in Afghanistan, a longtime center of insurgent activity, according to a statement from the Defense Department.

    Copyright 2012 by CNN NewSource. All rights reserved

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