Sgt. Adam Holcomb
A soldier was sentenced Monday to about three months in prison and demoted to private for his role in the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen, who authorities say killed himself because he was hazed over his Chinese ancestry.
A platoon sergeant from Texas is facing a court-martial at Fort Bragg in connection with the death of a 19-year-old soldier in Afghanistan last year.
Spc. Ryan J. Offutt of Greenville, Pa., pleaded guilty Monday to one count of hazing and two specifications of maltreatment.
A 10-member military jury sentenced Sgt. Adam Holcomb to 30 days in prison, demoted him to specialist and must forfeit one month’s pay.
Sgt. Adam Holcomb was cleared on the charged of negligent homicide. However, he was found guilty on two lesser charges, maltreatment of a subordinate and assault.
The mother of a Chinese-American soldier testified Tuesday at the court martial of an army sergeant accused of hazing her son, who killed himself in Afghanistan.
Pvt. Danny Chen, of Chinatown, shot himself on Oct. 3, 2011 in Afghanistan after weeks of racial slurs, humiliation and physical abuse by his colleagues, military officials said.
The family of a Chinatown soldier who committed suicide after repeated hazing from his superiors is speaking out after the Army dropped the top charge against four of the eight soldiers charged in his death.