Thursday, July 14, 2011

Japanese court rejects soldier's appeal in hit-and-run death - News - Stripes

A Japanese court on Thursday rejected the appeal of a U.S. soldier convicted last fall in the hit-and-run traffic death of an Okinawa pedestrian.

A three-judge panel upheld the 32-month prison sentence given to Staff Sgt. Clyde Gunn, 28, a combat medic with the 1st Special Forces Group at Torii Station, in the vehicular manslaughter of Masakazu Hokama nearly two years ago along a farm road in Yomitan.

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